We tasted: Pol Couronne 2008

tasted in August 2022, Gran Canaria, Spain
at Pol Couronne champagne bar in Reims

Pol Couronne is a small champagne producer from Montagne de Reims. It was in 1887 when Pol Auguste Couronne, born in Hautvillers in 1862, founded this champagne house. Perhaps the mythical small village very close to Épernay (the place where Dom Pierre Pérignon made extraordinary improvements to the wine), had an inspirational influence on Pol Auguste, as he received, in 1921, the distinction of Croix de Chevalier (Knight’s Cross) for his work in the wine industry.

The actual manager of the maison, since 2013, is his nephew, Jean Baptiste Prevost. He is dedicated to producing a high quality champagne combining winery ancestral knowledge and principles of biodynamic agriculture. The results are obvious: a great balance between freshness and maturity, and a great character entangled with its terroir.

When in Reims, we had the pleasure to pay multiple visits to Pol Couronne’s downtown bar à champagne. We tasted almost everything possible and enjoyed the sabrage experience (facing the great Cathedral of Reims).

Focusing now on the 2008 vintage, we had a pleasant tasting, the champagne is well balanced, showing signs of maturity but is still young and can be kept for many more years. Accompanied by great minerality, the nose is elegant and balanced with notes of citrus, almonds and lime zest. Hints of hay and white flowers. On the palate the wine is complex, crisp, creamy, lively, with notes of apple, brioche, pineapple, honey. Long finish with lovely pleasant aftertaste. It’s a real delight for the palate.

CLB score

93

*take a look at our CLB scoring

Type of champagneBrut
Vintage2008
Grapes50% Chardonnay 50% Pinot Noir
MaisonPol Couronne
Village/terroirN/A
DegorgementN/A
AgedN/A
Dosage8g
Sizebottle (75cl)
Number of bottlesN/A
Price range (euro)50-60
Chef de CavesJean Baptiste Prevost
Other considerentsexcellent QPR (quality-price ratio)
tasting at Pol Couronne champagne bar (Reims)

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