Best sparkling wine — 2 years ago
🎄 Advent Halfy Calendar Day 09 🎄
🎅 Santa says “Opulent, Exotic & Spicy are also words Mrs Claus uses to describe me 😊 it is that Erotic 🤔 ”
📝 I say a wine I’ve been dying to try for donkeys years & it sure delivers but it’s darn expensive Ho bloody Ho - at least it’s not over syrupy like many from here 😉
⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Nyetimber Brut Rose NV
📍 Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014
🏵 94 points
🍷 Golden rich yellow
👃 Soft melon & pineapple driven tropical exotic fruits, honey & vanilla w/ a touch of mineral, citrus, green apple, cut grass & a light smokey spiced oak & date backbone
👄 Med+ body of waxy opulent creamy tangy citrus & green apple through punchy tropical gooey fruits in med acidity w/ a fine mineral & honey touch
🎯 Long mouth coating citrus & tropical honeyed fruits linger w/ a touch of dry lime, green apple & minerality linger
— 4 years ago
The wine is clear and bright with a medium lemon colour.
The nose is clean and fully developed, showing medium+ intensity aromas of lemon peel, rye bread, brioche, green apple and hints of honey.
The wine is medium-sweet, with a high well-integrated acidity. It has a medium alcohol and a medium+ body. It has medium+ intensity flavours and a medium finish.
It is a very good quality wine. Demi-sec are not my style, but it has a wonderful balance between acidity and sweetness, and it shows a quite decent complexity provided by autolytic and maturity notes. However it is a bit short. — 7 years ago
At the home of Dean and Margy Glasgow who have a share in Digby. Very similar to a good French Champagne and compared to Nyetimber. Bready aromas with Citrus. Good intensity and length developing complexity at 9 years. Very impressive. — 3 years ago
What I've been hearing about English sparkling wine is true, based on this sample. Creamy mousse, soft bubbles. Licorice. Apples. White peach. — 6 years ago
17/20 (93/100) Вряд ли в слепой дегустации можно отличить это вино от шампанского. Богатый, насыщенный аромат засахаренных яблок, пчелиного воска и мёда, лимонного мармелада и сдобной булки. Высокая кислотность, насыщенное во вкусе. Отлично! — 3 years ago
Thanksgiving day two 11/25/17. Blind tasting vs KS and Nyetimber. Ranked as equal to KS on day one but better on day two. — 5 years ago
Floral notes, not super fuzzy, med. acidity #englishfizz — 6 years ago
English sparkler to celebrate — 8 years ago