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Article about: In 2000 I went on a business trip to Epernay on the invitation of the Pol Roger Champagne estate. I was given a bottle of a special vintage from the 1998 harvest which was dedicated to Winst

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    In 2000 I went on a business trip to Epernay on the invitation of the Pol Roger Champagne estate.

    I was given a bottle of a special vintage from the 1998 harvest which was dedicated to Winston Churchill as it was his favourite Champagne.

    Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill - Champagne - Pol Roger Portfolio

    Today I pulled the said bottle from the depths of my wine cellar (my garage) and my dilemma is do I drink it or do I keep it as a piece of history?

    Nick
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    Hi Nick, nice keep sake I think not sure if you'll get another in a hurry.
    Personally id drink the others first

    best matty

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    Yes you are right Matty

    Champagne reaches its best at around 12 years so maybe its past it now

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Don't open it Nick!

    I have some limited edition Buzet bottles with pictures of game girds on the labels and have never opened them. The wine is most likely far from pleasant now as they are more than twenty years old.

    Keep it complete and you have a collectable, open it and all you have is recycling.

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    Good point Adrian !

    I will open a Cava instead

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    You can open an other bottle...
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    The '98 Churchill Cuvee is good now and up until at least 2020. It's considered one of the best in it's class and will improve if allowed to fill out. Personally i'm a Veuve Clicquot drinker by choice, always having at least half a case at hand. The bottle you show appears to be the one that Pol Roger specially made for Winston Churchill in that it contains, uniquely, an imperial pint. This was because Churchill invariably drank it with his morning breakfast.....Is this the case with your bottle Nick?
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
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    Ned-Did he use it on his corn flakes?

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    The '98 Churchill Cuvee is good now and up until at least 2020. It's considered one of the best in it's class and will improve if allowed to fill out. Personally i'm a Veuve Clicquot drinker by choice, always having at least half a case at hand. The bottle you show appears to be the one that Pol Roger specially made for Winston Churchill in that it contains, uniquely, an imperial pint. This was because Churchill invariably drank it with his morning breakfast.....Is this the case with your bottle Nick?
    That's interesting Ned, no my bottle is the regular 75cl.

    The label has been lost over the years but it had the black border

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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