First time trying Wiston Estate’s Blanc de Blancs, which Neal Martin described as ‘one of the finest English wines that I have encountered’. It’s hard to disagree, but this wine’s youth is perhaps its only hindrance at the moment - which is of course no bad thing. Very bright and vibrant, with a cloud-like texture on the palate and incredibly high acidity, this is a wine that wants to be left alone for at least four more years.
Impressive stuff - can’t wait to revisit.
93++ — 20 hours ago
Surprisingly good. Light not that much going on but perfecto w the prawnage — a month ago
Proper fizz that. Much softer bubbles than prosecco, gorgeous Amber colour with peachy taste. Quaffed it up in the sun with Carol and Andy and The Meal. Good choice, especially on offer at £20 Waitrose (normally £27). — a month ago
Slight unripe strawberry, lots of vanilla and toast. Appropriate aperitif for Scotland vs. England game. — a month ago
Pale, medium effervescence. Less prominent Apple palate than I’d remembered but still there with coaxing. Balanced and drinkable. — a month ago
Wonderfull glass of wine!! — 2 months ago
By some measure the most impressive and unique English sparkling wine I’ve tried to date, Dermot Sugrue’s 2014 ‘Trouble With Dreams’ is a fabulous standard-bearer for the potential of English wine, and for the terroir of the South Downs in particular.
Deep golden in colour, the wine has medium effervescence and opens with gorgeous aromas of almonds, pastry, burnt butter, pear and red apples. The palate is profoundly complex, with a gorgeous display of acidity on entry that transforms to a broad, nutty mid-palate and a creamy, very lengthy finish.
Production is tiny - Dermot Sugrue’s main focus is at Wiston, where the vineyards are far bigger - and hence TWD retails for around £45, which can be considered at the pricier end of the spectrum for English sparkling. Nonetheless this represents superb value in my opinion and is a wine that should continue to age well. — a month ago