2008 ‘the most investible Churchill we’ve ever made’

The 2008 vintage of Champagne house Pol Roger’s prestige cuvée, Sir Winston Churchill, is “the most investible Churchill we’ve ever made”, according to the house.

The 2008 vintage of Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is being touted as “the most investible Churchill ever made”

Speaking to the drinks business during a visit to the maison last week, Paul Graham, director of business development at Pol Roger Ltd, said:

“Our Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2008 is the best vintage since 1988 and the most investible Churchill we’ve ever made.”

The 2006 vintage of Sir Winston Churchill will go on sale in September

Fans of the fizz will have to wait until next year to get their hands on a bottle of the wine, which will be launched at a high-profile party in Reims next summer.

The 2006 vintage of Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill has just been launched and will go on sale in the UK in September at around £130 a bottle, marking the 16th release of the prestige cuvée.

As has become customary, Pol’s president, Laurent d’Harcourt, travelled to London to present the 2006 vintage to members of the Pol Roger family at The Goring hotel, including Churchill’s great-grandson Randolph Churchill, as the house seeks their blessing of every vintage before it goes on sale.

“The 2006 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is somewhere between the 2002 and 2004 vintages in style, the former being very acidic and the latter very mellow,” Pol’s commercial director, Hubert de Billy, told db.

The UK is by far the biggest market for Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill and is given a 170-case allocation.

The prestige cuvée is made predominantly with the first pressings of Grand Cru Pinot Noir and a tiny amount of Chardonnay, though the exact blend is a closely guarded family secret.

The inaugural 1975 vintage, created a decade after Churchill’s death, was launched exclusively in magnums in 1984 at Blenheim Palace to coincide with the 40th anniversary of D-Day.

Churchill was a friend of the Pol Roger family and a fan of its Champagnes – so much so that he named one of his racehorses after the brand.

Pol Roger’s total production is 1.6 million bottles. The Brut Reserve costs around £42, the vintage wines £70 and Sir Winston Churchill around £130.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Sales Manager

James Eadie Ltd
London, UK

Wine Ambassador Role

Ramón Bilbao UK
London, UK

Fine Wine Logistics Coordinator

IG Wines
London, UK

Sales Manager

Top Selection
London, UK

Assistant Retail Manager

The Whisky Exchange
London, UK

Marketing Manager

Ellis Wines
Hanworth, Middx, GB

Commercial Analyst

ATOM Group
Tunbridge Wells, UK

Customer Service Executive

Marussia Beverages
Marylebone, London, UK

HR Administrator

Amathus Drinks PLC
London, UK

Trade Marketing Manager

Australian Vintage Limited
Croydon, UK

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition

20th Nov 2017

The Drinks Business Green Awards 2017

London,United Kingdom
20th Nov 2017

The Global Spirits Masters Lunch

London,United Kingdom
1st Dec 2017
Click to view more

Champagne Masters 2017

The only Champagne blind tasting in the UK, the competition will reward the best wines in the following categories:

The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

Click to view more