jamie goode's wine blog: England's best yet?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

England's best yet?

Could this be the UK's best wine yet produced? I think it's up there. Buy, buy!

Ridgeview Merret Bloomsbury 2006 West Sussex, England
61% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir, 12% Pinot Meunier; 12 year old vines on chalky soils; 12% alcohol, 9 g/l dosage. Deep yellow colour. Lovely complex savoury toasty style with nice herby fruit, some citrus notes and good acidity. Real power and precision here. 93/100 (19.99 Waitrose)

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At 9:32 PM, Blogger Wine Splodge said...

Why do nearly all English and Welsh wine labels look so dreadful? Like they've been designed by some well meaning relative after 3 classes at the local college.

At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

So where is the 2006 actually available? It seems that Waitroses near me have all moved onto the 2007 (which has a far more boring label!)

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Jim Budd said...

I agree it is a dreadful label.

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Geoff Bilbrough said...

I enjoyed the Cavendish (from Oddbins). I agree very good UK methode and I'll be looking out for this one.

At 9:10 PM, Anonymous James Phillips said...

Picked up the 2006 from Waitrose in Edinburgh this evening, though it looked as if it was the penultimate bottle on the shelf.

At 10:02 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

I'm going down that way for Christmas, so may try and arrange a little tasting and purchase!

At 2:54 PM, Blogger Peter F May for The Pinotage Club said...

It is very enjoyable. I still have two bottles left.


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