The 2015 Brut Blanc de Blancs marries textural intensity with a good deal of freshness. White pepper, dried herbs, chalk, mint and citrus make a strong opening impression. I especially like the energy and tension here, but there’s plenty of depth, too. I would give the 2015 a year or two in bottle, maybe more, as it is quite reticent in the early going. It, too, is seriously impressive for the year. Disgorged: July 2021. Dosage is 7 grams per liter.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034
Robert Parker 93
After the pillowy, chiseled 2013, Pol Roger’s 2015 Brut Blanc de Blancs is cut from richer, broader cloth. Offering up aromas of crisp golden orchard fruit, white flowers and subtle hints of warm biscuits, it’s full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a fleshy core of fruit, lively acids and a precise, chalky finish. In style, it’s reminiscent of a somewhat more sun-kissed version of the 2012 rendition.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035
James Suckling 94
So much bread dough on the nose, together with green-apple and pear undertones that follow through to a full body with soft, creamy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Subtle and polished. Drink now.