Pretty yeasty on the nose and richly autolytic on the palate. There’s honeycomb without the sweetness, though there is a slight sweetness on the finish. I wonder what the dosage is? Broad and toasty on the palate, full flavoured rather than elegant, but plenty of freshness on the finish. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2026
Pol Roger’s 2008 Brut Vintage is bright and energetic, but also tightly wound and not fully expressive today. There is good energy to the orchard fruit and citrus driven flavors, not to mention plenty of acid-driven persistence. I would prefer to cellar the 2008 for at least a year or two to see what happens.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2028