Ranked #7 of 18 2004 Chardonnay Pinot Noir from Champagne
Light to medium yellow hue and a rich, complex but beautifully balanced bouquet, the wine is very rich and full in the mouth, soft and dry, ample and generously proportioned. A big, rich pinoty wine with a lovely soft, dry, balanced finish. Great length and resonance. A real mouthful.
Drink: 2016 to 2021
95 Points Robert Parker
An intense golden-yellow color dresses the Pol Roger prestige cuvée 2004 Sir Winston Churchill, which opens with a clear, deep, dense, ripe, fresh, pure and elegant bouquet of matured apples, apricots and lemon flavors along with exciting spicy flavors. 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 flavors; 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.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Stephan Reinhardt. March, 2016
98 Points James Halliday
Pol was Churchill’s house Champagne. It is predominantly pinot noir (no meunier), and all the vineyards are Grand Cru and in bearing in Churchill’s lifetime. The wine has slippery acidity and literally soars with its amazing concentration and complexity, the length and aftertaste second to none other than Krug.
Source: James Halliday.
99 Points Tyson Stelzer
Source: Tyson Stelzer.