Gusbourne

Brut Reserve English Sparkling Wine Champagne Blend

8.938 ratings
9.013 pro ratings
Appledore, Kent, England
Champagne Blend
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Top Notes For
Lyn Farmer

Rich lemon yellow color and loads of citrus on nose and palate. There is a lively richness to the texture that offsets the high acidity. Green apple, lemon, hawthorn and acacia. Very refreshing. Very active mouse - maybe not quite enough time in cellar to force the bubbles smaller for creamier texture but delightful. Uses all three major Champagne grapes - it has Champagne fruit but not quite the minerality

Rich lemon yellow color and loads of citrus on nose and palate. There is a lively richness to the texture that offsets the high acidity. Green apple, lemon, hawthorn and acacia. Very refreshing. Very active mouse - maybe not quite enough time in cellar to force the bubbles smaller for creamier texture but delightful. Uses all three major Champagne grapes - it has Champagne fruit but not quite the minerality

Apr 6th, 2018
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

8.6

My first English wine officially in England. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

My first English wine officially in England. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

Apr 27th, 2017
Adam Dromi

A nice little surprise. First English sparkling.

A nice little surprise. First English sparkling.

Sep 14th, 2016
Yoav Gilat

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Mar 11th, 2016
Susan Lin

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

8.7

Brioche characterizes this Methode Anglaise sparkling! It is effulgently toasty and I'm guessing it's had at least 3 years on the lees if not more. It was delightful although a bit heavy on the brioche character. 2008 vintage.

Brioche characterizes this Methode Anglaise sparkling! It is effulgently toasty and I'm guessing it's had at least 3 years on the lees if not more. It was delightful although a bit heavy on the brioche character. 2008 vintage.

Jul 11th, 2015
mattswineworld

Quite impressed by this bubbly from up and coming English producer. Not quite as refined as the best champagne, but nevertheless there's a great deal of appealing complexity.

Quite impressed by this bubbly from up and coming English producer. Not quite as refined as the best champagne, but nevertheless there's a great deal of appealing complexity.

Jul 10th, 2015
Giampiero Nadali

Wine Blogger Aristide

8.7

I don't know nothing about this wine or winery, but I'm enjoying it at the #DWCC conference during some talks about digital wine communication. Fresh, fruity, long finish, little sweetness but not disturbing at all.

I don't know nothing about this wine or winery, but I'm enjoying it at the #DWCC conference during some talks about digital wine communication. Fresh, fruity, long finish, little sweetness but not disturbing at all.

Oct 31st, 2014
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.1

Tastes like darn good Champagne to me. Pinots Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay. Mรฉthode Anglaise, of course.

Tastes like darn good Champagne to me. Pinots Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay. Mรฉthode Anglaise, of course.

Aug 1st, 2014
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

8.6

Nice delicate estate grown Methode Champenoise from Kent, England. Around 1/3 each of the classic Champagne grapes.

Nice delicate estate grown Methode Champenoise from Kent, England. Around 1/3 each of the classic Champagne grapes.

May 19th, 2014
Chantal Forthun

Winemaker Flowers Vineyard & Winery

9.4

Fun wine. Go England.

Fun wine. Go England.

Mar 27th, 2014