Errr, well, classic champagne, I’ve missed you. I didn’t realize you’d moved north. — 5 months ago
Lots of bubbles , smooth finish, zero bite — 3 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. — 4 years ago
Medium lemon straw . Fine and consistent perlage . Quite yeasty and autolytic in character with brown bread , followed by lemon peel and camomile , elderflower . On the palate quite dry and austere at first , those brown bread yeasty notes coming through with citrus and a hint of ginger. Quite long and with good acidic backbone , and mouth-filling presence on the palate . Very good now , though like the Tillington single vineyard from this vintage , absolutely no rush . Now and over the next 5 to even 10 years . — 8 months ago
Best sparkling wine — 3 years ago
A little mystery behind this twelve year-old English sparkling bottled by supermarket Morrisons, produced by ‘Rolling Green Hills Ltd’ who are believed to be Nyetimber. So, for £20, how does this wine made by the UK’s best stand up?
Pretty darn well.
The nose is a dead ringer for Champagne, not that that should be its goal, but I would definitely pin this as such rather than English had I tasted blind. Quite rounded on the nose, with plentiful aromas of toasted brioche, yellow apple, pear and burnt butter. The palate is open and generous, fat and buttery, and it glides through to a satisfying finish with great balance.
I have to say, this is incredibly impressive stuff given the context. Highly recommended!
— 2 years ago
Smooth, silky, and heavily aromatic with a nice amount of weight on the palate — 4 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
— 5 years ago