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Celestial Pol | 1986 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

by Stuart George

Arden Fine Wines is based in Brook Street, opposite Claridge’s, which was a favourite bolthole of Sir Winston Churchill.

Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill was created by Champagne Pol Roger in homage to its greatest fan.

By comparison with most other deluxe champagnes, the volume is tiny – 25,000-50,000 bottles typically.

We’ve drunk tasted three vintages of Sir Winston this year, most recently the 1986…

This was the fifth vintage of Cuvée Sir Winston to be brought to life and is a very good effort for a rather mixed year in Champagne.

We have three bottles left – if they’re not opened for inspection by the (self-appointed ????) Friends of Arden Champagne Tasting Panel in the meantime…

About the Author

Stuart George - Mayfair-based Arden Fine Wines was founded by Stuart George in 2019. Stuart began his wine career 24 years ago working alongside the distinguished Master of Wine and Burgundy expert Anthony Hanson. A holder of the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma in Wine and Spirits since 2000, Stuart has tasted vintages back to 1780. He was UK Young Wine Writer of the Year in 2003. He was winner of the 2019 Scuderia Ferrari Wine Award for “outstanding professional achievements".

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