This is amazing. One of the best sparkling wines I’ve tried from the UK. It has been aged on its lees for 70 months. It shows what’s possible in England with a bit of extra time on lees, especially with Chardonnay. I understand the economics, but too many wines are being released before they’ve really had a chance to show what they are capable of.
Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged 2007 England
12% alcohol. Yellow colour. Lovely balance on the nose with some richer, bready, toasty notes alongside fresh lemons and some ripe apple. The palate has elegance, precision and good concentration of flavour, with nuts, toast, pears, lemons and keen but not harsh acidity. There’s also a very subtle creaminess. This is bright and stylish at the same time. 93/100 (Available in the UK from Selfridges, as of today, I’m just checking the price)
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