TN: 1998 Pol Roger Blanc de Chardonnay Brut

Still extremely young tasting, it’s one of the few Champagnes I was able to load up and thus follow over time due to an insanely low price a few years back.

Lots of spicy pear fruit that is starting to fill out, but maintaining the cut, precision and bracing acidity from earlier bottles I drank in 2008.

One of the few 1998 Champagnes I like - though I admit that the Chardonnay-based wines appeal to me much more than blends from the vintage.

I also snagged this at an insane price ($21.99/bottle) about 2+ years ago. It’s been very good and I agree with your note. It probably would have been worth cellaring for years to come, but I finished all of mine off just in the last month.


I love vintage PR, good stuff!

I thought $42 was a deal, hell I’d have taken out a second mortgage on the house at $22/btl!

Fortunately (for my bank account) there were only 12 bottles available…