Gusbourne

Blanc de Blancs Traditional Method Chardonnay

9.044 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
Appledore, Kent, England
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

You wouldn’t know it’s not Champagne.

You wouldn’t know it’s not Champagne.

Apr 8th, 2024
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Every vintage I’m more and more impressed with British sparkling wine. Lemon meringue, yellow apple, brioche.

Every vintage I’m more and more impressed with British sparkling wine. Lemon meringue, yellow apple, brioche.

Feb 24th, 2024
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.1

Wonderful lots of autolysis.

Wonderful lots of autolysis.

Apr 22nd, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.0

Impressive British sparkler. Lean style. Still not champagne, but quit good.

Impressive British sparkler. Lean style. Still not champagne, but quit good.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2021
Josh Orr

There is a lot to look forward to if this is where English sparkling wine is headed.

There is a lot to look forward to if this is where English sparkling wine is headed.

Feb 11th, 2017
John Riddick

Great mineral and stone character. English estate Chardonnay, 36 months on lees, 2011 vintage. Delightful.

Great mineral and stone character. English estate Chardonnay, 36 months on lees, 2011 vintage. Delightful.

Nov 8th, 2016
Stephen Bonner

Medium-bodied with great acidity. Champagne like mineral notes with ripe apple, citrus, and buttered toast. Good complexity and long finish.

Medium-bodied with great acidity. Champagne like mineral notes with ripe apple, citrus, and buttered toast. Good complexity and long finish.

Oct 30th, 2016
Adam Plotkin

Really enjoyed this! I am anxious to try more British sparklers! #TexSom

Really enjoyed this! I am anxious to try more British sparklers! #TexSom

Aug 15th, 2016
Brent Mayeaux

Production Burn Cottage Vineyard

9.2

Darn. The hype around English bubbles is warranted. Same mineral verve as Champagne but with a bit riper Chardonnay fruit profile. Really fresh.

Darn. The hype around English bubbles is warranted. Same mineral verve as Champagne but with a bit riper Chardonnay fruit profile. Really fresh.

Apr 6th, 2016
Karl Larsen

2018 production.

2018 production.

Oct 22nd, 2023