Oh how terribly exciting, the release of the 2008 vintage of Champagne Pol Roger! This holds all of the classic characteristics that define a "great" vintage - it's vibrant, taut, structured and brilliantly complex. Quite possibly the best young Pol since the ’96.
Jancis Robinson,18 points:
"Really quite broad and ripe on the nose, with mildly floral notes and a hint of putty. Really very dramatic! Even a hint of marzipan. Creamy texture with a little bruised apple acidity. Admirably long. Really exciting. Is this a worthy successor to the 2002? Drink 2017-2030" (Jan 2017)
Excellent purity and refinement on the nose, very focused. Autolytic complexity, toasted bread and pastry, but also red fruits and a hint of spice. The palate shows excellent depth of fruit but also a very firm, taut acidity to complement the richness. Long and persistent finish, very well integrated dosage and built for the long-haul. More refined than the 2002 was at this stage of its development(and a very different style.)