London, England

Wiston Estate Winery

South Downs Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2015

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++
— 5 days ago

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Black Book

Crouch Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

Camping in Essex, drinking rose made from pinot noir grapes grown less than 10 miles away. Strawberry and cream aroma, light and fresh on the palate. Perfect Summer's evening drink — 2 months ago

Chapel Down

Kit's Coty Blanc de Blancs 2014

Pale, medium effervescence. Less prominent Apple palate than I’d remembered but still there with coaxing. Balanced and drinkable. — 2 months ago

Chapel Down

Classic Non-Vintage Tenterden Brut Pinot Blend

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.1

Solid #bubbles from what might be the best producer in the #uk #ukwine — 10 days ago

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Stopham Estate

Pinot Blanc 2013

Lovely wine, complimented a Chipotlé chilli perfectly. — a day ago

Sugre Pierre

The Trouble with Dreams Chardonnay Blend 2014

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

Josh liked this

Ambriel

Rosé Blend 2014

Dry. A remarkable grapefruit sour to it that tastes compelling — a month ago

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Harrow & Hope

Blanc de Noirs

Slight unripe strawberry, lots of vanilla and toast. Appropriate aperitif for Scotland vs. England game. — a month ago

Vanessa liked this

Hush Heath Estate

Nannette's English Rosé

Surprisingly good. Light not that much going on but perfecto w the prawnage — a month ago

Pimm's

No. 1 Liqueur

Tally Ho!! — 2 months ago

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