Tuesday, February 19, 2008

1999 Pol Roger Brut Rose Champagne

Just came back from Fairview's LCBO. Thankfully, the people who live in that area are.........let's just say non-wine drinkers. That's why theres still 9 bottles of this vinage champagne left, when BV ran out long ago.

I've always, for some reason, had this affinity for Pol Roger. I've tasted a bottle of their non-vintage cuvee and I have a bottle of their 1996 blancs de blancs vintage. Apparently, 1996 was a great vintage for champagne houses, so I'm saving that for something special. Maybe for when I finally build the cellar of my dreams.

Rose champagnes have always fascinated me. Maybe it's that aspect of blending white and black grapes. A lot of it has to do with the fact that I really, really love champagne. I don't think people have the right mindset when they approach champagne. Hell, most people still call every sparkling wine they see a 'champagne'. Everything NOT made in the Champagne region of France is NOT CALLED CHAMPAGNE!!!!!

Also, apologies for the terrible quality of these photos. I'm taking them using my cell phone, and I can never get the lighting or the focus to work properly. My apologies.

Finally, I bought this bottle using the gift certificates that my wonderful roommates bought for me for Christmas. Thanks very much!

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