West Sussex, England

Ridgeview

Bloomsbury Sparkling White Blend

Champagne method and blend - 49% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier. Lifted aromas of almond cake, biscotti, and sea shell. More non fruit than fruit with a almond kringle feel the palate. Lemon zest to finish. Soft and round with loads of acid. Well done. — 4 days ago

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Tinwood Estate

Sussex Blanc de Blancs 2015

Would definitely choose ahead of hotel Moët etc 👍 — 6 months ago

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Chauvinist. You have the right 😉

Rathfinny

Classic Cuvée Brut Sparkling Blend 2015

Copper in colour, the 2015 Blanc de Noirs from Rathfinny in Sussex is a magical expression of the style and another exceptional English sparkling wine.

The nose features rich aromas of bruised apple, strawberry, brioche and orange peel. The palate is broad, mouth-filling and adds peach and nectarine (Molly’s notes) to the call sheet.

A wine I’d love to pitch against a French equivalent.
— 9 months ago

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Ambriel

Classic Cuvée

AHF
9.2

April 2022. Light hay color, large bubbles, firm, not acidic, classic brioche, tart apple. Very Chablis like and perfect petullence with decant. — 3 months ago

Harvey's Brewery

Porter

GV
9.5

Super porter from one of the long standing Sussex brewer.

A 1859 recipe that provides a smooth drink with lots of roasted malt and a balance of hops giving a little fruit, and sugar for a full-bodied beer.
— 8 months ago

Wiston Estate Winery

South Downs Rosé Pinot Meunier Blend 2014

Second time trying a wine from Wiston Estate in Sussex, and a wholly different experience to boot. This vintage (2014) rosé comfortably stands shoulder-to-shoulder with any of the pink Champagne I’ve had in recent years, and is the most memorable sparkling rosé I’ve tasted since Krug NV some years ago.

The wine’s aromas are dominated by the Pinot Noir that comprises 68% of the cuvée, with dried cherry, rose petal and cranberry, as well as a touch of earthiness. The palate is generous, savoury but with beautifully ripe fruit, medium bodied with mouthwatering acidity and a long, sumptuous finish.

This really is impressive stuff and I encourage anyone new to English sparkling to seek out this splendid wine.
— a year ago

Harvey's Brewery

Easter Ale

GV
9.0

This is a punchy 6.8% but very moreish ale. Brewed for Easter, as the marketing says harking back to the strong ales brewed by the monks for feast days, this is a strong, dark amber, full bodied ale. It is malty with a good sweetness that balances the sweet malty sugars with the aroma of hops (Fuggle, Pilgrim, Cascade and Golding), and for me, a deep caramel aroma too.

It is is brewed with the local Sussex spring water Harvey's has used for over two centuries.
— 3 months ago

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Trixie

Interesting! Happy Easter. 🐑

Harvey's Brewery

Rich & Dark Old Ale

GV
9.4

This is a nice old ale that offers a pleasant taste set around dates, dried fruits, and caramel with a subtle sweetness and gentle hop flavour. Light carbonation.

Great with rainy, dark autumnal days.
— 9 months ago

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