anybody try 08 Pol Roger Churchill?

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anybody try 08 Pol Roger Churchill?

#1 Post by alan weinberg » February 9th, 2019, 7:46 pm

more expensive than other recent vintages, is it a must in this vintage?

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Re: anybody try 08 Pol Roger Churchill?

#2 Post by YLee » February 9th, 2019, 8:01 pm

I guess it depends on your disposable fund and how much you enjoy Pol Roger Churchill.
I've had it and it's very nice but...
For myself I would buy the 2004 and save the extra $65.
So for me, no it's not a must have.
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#3 Post by J a y H a c k » February 10th, 2019, 5:48 am

I took the plunge and got 2 boxes, six each, 2008 OGBs at auction for $179 all in including premium and tax because I always find that I am short on bubbly. I was very happy with the price. I took delivery last week and the two boxes were from London and the tape used to seal them was from a shipper that I know sends things cold chain, so I think I am OK. I have not had a celebration yet justifying opening one.
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#4 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » February 10th, 2019, 11:05 am

My favorite release of Pol Roger SWC in a while. Already approachable and enjoyable. Yes, the price has gone up not insignificantly, but for me it is still a buy in smaller quantities.
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#5 Post by Jayson Cohen » February 10th, 2019, 11:31 am

I agree it is very approachable. (In a way that say the 1996 really was not on release.) A small sample was very very good but didn’t blow me away. I expected a little more tension in the midpalate. Maybe because I tried it a few minutes after Cristal. However, my experience with young Churchill is it is essential to follow a bottle over a couple hours to really get an informed opinion. That I haven’t done. Why not buy a bottle and see if you like it?

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#6 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » February 10th, 2019, 11:43 am

I liked it but am not a buyer at those prices, going longer on Cristal and especially dom.

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Re: anybody try 08 Pol Roger Churchill?

#7 Post by alan weinberg » February 10th, 2019, 11:49 am

Jayson Cohen wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 11:31 am
Why not buy a bottle and see if you like it?
then I would not have needed to ask the question.

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