Ranked #54 of 139 N/V Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Chardonnay from Champagne
Fresh citrus and iced pastries to sniff, a hint of breadiness, the bouquet inviting and shows a touch of complexity. The palate is very soft and light and beautifully poised, the sweetness level isn’t low but the balance is there. (Dosage 8 grams/litre)
Drink: 2018 to 2018
94 Points Tyson Stelzer
Pol Roger’s famous ‘White Foil’ is an attractive and refreshing apéritif, and the 2014 base is as magnificent as ever,
loaded with all the freshness of focused lemon, red apple and white peach. Around four years on lees has built a
creaminess to its mouthfeel, without yet progressing into secondary complexity. It flows seamlessly into a long
and zesty finish, heightened by excellent salt mineral texture. The company’s investment in its facilities and fruit
sources over the past two decades is now paying strong dividends, and individual parcel vinification preserves
fantastic detail, showcasing its components with greater precision than ever. It projects fresher citrus fruit, more
pronounced salt minerality and more seamless persistence – the most distinguished White Foil yet. The 2011
base suffers in the wake of this challenging season, upholding bright acidity and now presenting the almond-meal
complexity of maturity, with a contracted dryness to the finish.
Source: Tyson Stelzer.