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. — 7 days ago
Interesting lager blend. Every mouthful was different. Overall it has a creamy mouthfeel and a bitter backbone. At first sip, it has notes of underripe banana and a sourness, but by the end it had developed a nice warm banana taste. It was almost as if the banana and bread ripened and baked in my glass. Worth trying. — 15 days ago
I nice drink of the eden river brew, in the lake district — a month ago
An interesting and complete wine, the Hambledon NV (2016 base) has more of a developed nose than most of its peers, with aromas of fresh toast, burnt butter, lemon and mandarin. The palate is a beautiful affair, clearly very Chardonnay-led with its lemony acidity but with a pleasant oxidative quality that lures you in with all the seduction of a good Champagne.
Very complex stuff, and at this price a veritable bargain too. — 2 months ago
Rich, Coffee, dark chocolate — 14 days ago
England not United Kingdom￼ — 21 days ago
Lovely brown ale that has been resurrected by the modern NBC Phipps brewery. Brown ale and this beer itself was hugely popular nationally [and locally to Phipps] in the 1950s and 1960s.
This has malt, hops and a creamy taste that makes for great traditional British pint. — 24 days ago