Gusbourne

Brut Reserve English Sparkling Wine Champagne Blend

9.010 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Appledore, Kent, England
Champagne Blend
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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
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.1

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

Tastes like darn good Champagne to me. Pinots Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay. Méthode 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
Daniel Eros Carnio

Not what I was expecting when open. Fine bubble and delicate lacking intensity and complexity. After two hours great complexity and intensity. Really good but needs time

Not what I was expecting when open. Fine bubble and delicate lacking intensity and complexity. After two hours great complexity and intensity. Really good but needs time

Oct 8th, 2013
Mike Greenwood

Absolutely cracking English sparking wine

Absolutely cracking English sparking wine

Dec 25th, 2013
Paul Straub

Paul had this 6 years ago

Paul had this 6 years ago

Nov 28th, 2014
Steve Kirby

Steve had this 7 years ago

Steve had this 7 years ago

Sep 7th, 2014
martofix

martofix had this 8 years ago

martofix had this 8 years ago

Oct 13th, 2013