Impressed by this new English sparkling wine from Hoffmann & Rathbone. Mine was bottle 84 of just 1500! It’s predominantly Pinot Noir with a bit of barrel-fermented Chardonnay, and it’s beautifully packaged. It comes from West Sussex.
Hoffmann & Rathbone Rose Reserve 2010 Sussex, England
Bright pink in colour with a hint of orange. Lovely vivid cherry fruit with lively acidity and a hint of herbiness. It’s an overtly fruity style but there’s no clumsiness here: real finesse, lovely purity and freshness. Notes of strawberries, lemons and cranberry. Distinctive personality and real finesse. 91/100