97 points Wine Spectator: "[$360 list] Sleek, with racy acidity, this tightly-meshed version nonetheless offers a lovely range of flavors, with ripe black cherry and currant fruit and accents of pomegranate, candied kumquat and raw almond. Finely detailed, creamily swaths the palate in silk-like texture, carrying the expanding flavor profile through to a graphite- and spice-laced, lasting finish. Drink now through 2032. 600 cases imported. (6/30/21)"
96+ points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Pol Roger's newly released 2012 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is showing brilliantly, bursting from the glass with youthful aromas of honeyed pears, toasted brioche, pomelo, fresh pastry, green apple and mandarin orange, with hints of stone fruit emerging with time in the glass. Full-bodied, vinous and textural, with an enveloping core of fleshy, concentrated fruit, bright acids and an elegant pinpoint mousse, it concludes with a long, penetrating finish. More muscular and vibrant than the generous and charming 2009, the 2012 ranks alongside the 2008 and 2002 as one of the three finest renditions of Sir Winston Churchill this millennium—and in style it resembles a hypothetical blend of those two vintages. Drink: 2022-2045. (Mar 2021)"
95 points Simon Field, MW (Decanter): "A deep lemon gold colour, a decorous and persistent bead and then an enticing aromatic of orchard fruit, yeast, spice and crystallised lemon, behind that the softly beguiling lure of magnificently self- assured Pinot Noir. More immediately attractive than illustrious forebears such as 2002 and 2008, the wine is already encyclopedic in scope, vanilla pod and a lick of sour honey brightly predictive, with more ascetic, chalky, pithy notes underwriting the rigours of today’s structure. A wine of great dignity, authority and bearing; remind you of anyone? Dosage 7g/L. Disgorged July 2020. Drinking Window: 2022-2035. (Mar 2021)"
Tom Stevenson calls Pol Roger's Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill "one of the greatest prestige cuvées of modern times." It is only released in exceptional vintages, and in fact Pol Roger produces Vintage Champagnes more frequently than the Churchill. Richard Juhlin praises this house as well: "I love the entire range... and I guarantee you that every sound bottle you drink will impart a life-enhancing expierience of pure joy." The 2012 vintage has shaped up to be the best in Champagne since 2008, and we expect to be seeing high praise and scores as soon as this wine is reviewed.
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