It's no surprise that the Rose is stunning in this vintage and, in our opinion, is the best of the three cuvees. Here we see the same traditional blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, a standard for Pol Roger's Rose. This goes through a very slow and cold fermentation and completely finishes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank. Before bottling, 15% of house-made still red wine is added to give the Champagne its Salmon color. The generous dose of Pinot Noir really drives this home with magnificent fresh red fruits, flowers, brioche, and spice. Concentrated and elegant with great attack, balance, power, and an explosive finish, 2012 is in line with some of the best Rose's from the bigger houses and even more so when considering the price. The 2012 Rose is a bottle that is going to supply fantastic drinking from years to come.
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 94+ points! "Remembering the rather reserved phase in which I had found Pol Roger's 2012 Brut Rosé when I reviewed it in August, I pulled a bottle from my cellar to check in on its evolution. A few months have made a difference, and the wine is more expressive already, wafting from the glass with a lovely bouquet of plums, red berries, blood orange and toasted brioche. On the palate, it's full-bodied, muscular and vinous, with terrific depth and structure at the core, its ripe but racy acids balanced by considerable texture and concentration. While this remains youthfully tight-knit, I'm inclined to think I was very conservative regarding its ultimate potential."