深受皇室之愛 Champang Pol Roger
Cuvee Winston Churchill 2004
深受英國皇室之愛 Champang Pol Roger 是香檳區少數家族經營的香檳廠， Pol Roger 至今已經傳承第五代，以細膩的氣泡精致的工藝聞名，已故的英國首相 - 邱吉爾也是此香檳的頭號粉絲兼愛用者，而 酒莊的頂級旗艦款便以 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 命名。 酒評家認為，釀製方法跟葡萄來源並不特別出奇，但品質卻能維持不墬的 Pol Roger 香檳，主要是靠著絕佳的基酒調配，以及平均溫度比其它酒廠略低的酒窖，讓發酵和熟成都能更緩慢的進行，酒款才能生出細膩的風味和氣泡。依規定，無年份香檳的熟成時間至少要 15 個月，則 Pol Roger 光是 NV 就要三年的陳年期，年份款則長達 7 年。
Score 98/ Decanter
Sir Winston is looking particularly dignified and refined in 2004, with a surprisingly primary, youthful air, yet all the understated poise that one can expect of this classic cuvée. A cascade of impeccably refined acidity swirls into a river of minerality that flows deep and swift all the way to the distant horizon. Effortless grace and youthful vigour lurk under that distinguished exterior.
Score 97/ Wine Enthusiast
Following on from the great 2002 vintage of this wine, the 2004 is equally memorable. It is a magnificent wine, structured and beautifully balanced between the ripe white fruits and the tight texture that will allow it to age many years. While drinkable now, it is still young at 11 years, still with great potential. Drink now, until 2024, and probably beyond.
Score 95+ / Robert Parker
An intense golden-yellow color dresses the Pol Roger prestige cuvée 2004 Sir Winston Churchill, which opens with a clear, deep, dense, ripe, fresh, pure and elegant bouquet of matured apples, apricots and lemon flavors along with exciting spicy flavors. Although this Brut is already more than 11-years-old, it is dew-fresh and still developing--slowly. This Champagne is highly complex and well structured on the palate, with grapefruit flavors; it is a full-bodied and intense, yet very firm, persistent, fresh and very elegant assemblage of unnamed Grand Cru Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. It reveals a very long and complex, powerful but stimulating finish, and obviously, an eternal youth. The finish is powerful and stringent, and reveals a great, great aging potential. The wine is somewhat restrained and too compact at the moment though, and should benefit from a longer bottle aging.