Sir Winston Churchill 2004 Champagne

Sir Winston Churchill Champagne
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Sir Winston Churchill vintage 2004 Champagne

Winston Churchill was Pol Rogers most illustrious devotee and customer. This champagne is made in his honour. 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. Then you can pick a free card Birthday day or thank you card The package is also suitable for postage
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.

Churchill's relationship with Pol Roger dates back to 1945, although he had

been a loyal customer as far back as 1908. At a luncheon given by the British

ambassador to France after the liberation of Paris, Churchill met the charming

and captivating Odette Pol-Roger and began a friendship, indulged by his wife

Clementine, which lasted until Sir Winston's death in 1965. Each year on his

birthday, Odette would send him a case of vintage champagne. In honour of

his friendship, Churchill named one of his favourite racehorses after her, and

made sure that she was invited to lunch at the British embassy every time he

was in Paris. Despite never actually visiting 44 Avenue de Champagne,

Churchill proclaimed it "the most drinkable address in the world". So close

was his relationship with the family that, on Churchill's death, Pol Roger put

black-bordered labels on the bottles destined for the UK. In 1975, Pol Roger

went one step further and named their prestige cuvée after him, making it in

the robust, mature style that he liked so much.

The exact composition of this Cuvée is a family secret but it is likely that

Pinot Noir dominates 70-80% of the blend with the rest being Chardonnay.

The grapes are all from Grand Cru vineyards which were under vine during

Churchill’s lifetime and it is only made in the very best vintages. The 1998

vintage shows all the hallmarks of a truly outstanding year with high natural

sugar content in the grapes and an excellent level of acidity indicating an

exceptional overall balance and long ageing potential.

Given its youth the wine still holds a lot in reserve but it has a masculine

structure and phenomenal length.