The Wine Advocate 95+/100
An intense golden-yellow colour dresses the Pol Roger prestige cuvee 2004 Sir Winston Churchill, which opens with a clear, deep, dense, ripe, fresh, pure and elegant bouquet of matured apples, apricots and lemon flavours along with exciting spicy flavours. 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 flavours; 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.
Stephan Reinhardt 04/03/2016