Champagne Pol Roger was Winston Churchill's favourite Champagne: hence the Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill label – a vintage Champagne which packs a real punch as you would expect from this famous label.
The relationship between the great wartime Prime Minister and Pol Roger dates back to a lunch with Churchill, the British ambassador to France and the magnificent Odette Pol-Roger (following the liberation of Paris), in which the 1928 Pol Roger was served. A beautiful friendship was formed, lasting until Churchill's death, and apparently remains to this day. Churchill had great taste, of course, saying, ‘My tastes are simple, I am easily satisfied with the best’.
Pol Roger was established by Pol Roger himself, who (when just 18 years old) in 1849, when he made his first sale of wine to a merchant in Aÿ, the village he had grown up in, to earn money as his father was ill, and after making its first Brut Champagne in 1855, the brand had established itself by the end of the 19th century as a fine Champagne.
'If I were to choose just one House from which to source a vintage Champagne to lay down, there is no question that I would choose Pol Roger.' Tom Stevenson