Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill Vintage 2000
Sir Winston Churchill was Pol Roger's most illustrious devotee and customer. This champagne, made in his honour, has been described as "the greatest prestige cuvee of modern times" and Churchill himself famously said of Pol Roger "In defeat I need it, in victory I deserve it". The composition of the blend is a closely guarded family secret but from tasting it is likely that the champagne features about 70-80% Pinot Noir with the remainder made up from Chardonnay. The grapes are all from Grand Cru vineyards which were under vine during Churchill's lifetime and it is only ever made in the very best vintages. It is made in a style which Churchill himself favoured: robust, mature and long-lived.