Straw hue, fine bead. Restrained chalky mineral aromas lead into a tightly honed, lively palate with wonderful intensity underpinned by a backbone of chalky minerally acidity. Long and linear and very precise. Beautifully fresh and pure. Drink now.
Pop a bottle of Pol and drink like royalty while you’re reclining in splendour to take in the grand spectacle tonight! Brut Réserve is quintessential Pol, pristine, clean, balanced, tight, laced with fresh lemon and almond notes and refreshingly restrained sweetness. 93 points, Tyson Stelzer
…creamy, floral and peachy to sniff, with subtle yeastiness... Seamless in the mouth, fresh and lively with some dried-fruit characters. Not too dry, not too sweet, but balanced as an all-occasions style. 92 points, Huon Hooke
…showing a completeness, richness and freshness that makes Champagne really compelling. The blend draws in all three champagne grapes -- Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier -- making a complex toast and berry impression on the nose. The palate has plenty of rich red fruit flavour, finishing with chalky, dry resolve. Superb. 93 points, Nick Stock.
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.