Made from the 2008 harvest, Cuvée Princess Colonna was the first release from Breaky Bottom made of entirely Champagne varietal grapes. The blend is 85% Chardonnay, 8% Pinot Meunier and 7% Pinot Noir.
The Princess has a wonderful deeper golden tone. The bubbles are a little on the lighter side, however the wine still as lively as ever on pouring.
A curious nose of bruised apple and sweet apricots with brown sugar and hazelnut complexity.
That time in the bottle has prompted the development of a surprisingly savoury profile of toasted hazelnut, sourdough bread with dried apricot flavours.
Texturally this has a gloriously full weight and a creamy silky mouthfeel. My advice is to grab a couple of bottles and enjoy now as there are few English Sparkling wines on the market that offer this amount of age and complexity for around £30.00.