Power and Effortless Refinement: 2002 Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill

Posted by Ian McFadden

Power and Effortless Refinement
2002 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

"It’s an excellent wine, and one that seems destined to be a classic." -Peter Liem

Pol Roger's Sir Winston Churchill has earned a very elite place in the world of tête de cuvée Champagnes. The way it ages in the cellar is simply extraordinary.

It goes without saying that the 2002 Winston Churchill has all the markings of a legendary edition of this wine.

The 2002 vintage in Champagne is one of the best of the past two decades, right there with 1996 and 2008. The vintage combines power and complexity with clarity and finesse - something that only the best and most ageworthy vintages can achieve.

Pol Roger's first vintage of Winston Churchill was the 1975. England was always an important market for Pol Roger, and Winston Churchill was one of its biggest fans famously naming his racehorse Pol Roger. When Churchill finally met Odette Pol Roger in 1944, they became instant friends. The style of Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is modeled after Churchill's favorite vintages of Pol Roger.

Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is always a bold, toasty and powerful Pinot-dominated Champagne. However, what catapults the wine into Champagne's best is the way this power is effortlessly integrated into a refined and harmonious whole.

A riper vintage like 2002 is where Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill really flourishes. This is a cuvée that thrives on power and gripping depth of complexity. The subtle complexity and thundering length of the 2002 tell you that this is something to go long on.

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Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits