Hambledon Classic Cuvée Rosé, one of England's finest

hambledon rose

This is really good. It’s 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir, with 95% of 2014 and 5% reserve wines, and retails at £35 in the UK. Dosage is 10 g/litre.

Hambledon Classic Cuvée Rosé NV England
12% alcohol. This is quite special. An attractive salmon pink with orange hues, it has aromas of lemons, sour cherries and cranberries, with just a hint of leafy sappiness. The palate is driven by high acidity, but it’s a well integrated acidity that works really well supporting the refined citrus and cherry fruit. There’s a tiny hint of creaminess, too, and excellent concentration of flavour. It’s dry and the acidity is pronounced, but the balance is really good. I think it’s right up there with the best from the UK. 93/100

Here’s a short selfie tasting video:

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