Breaky Bottom Cuvée Princess Colonna 2008

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  • £31.50
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  • 12%
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WINE REVIEW

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.

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John Mobbs
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