Chapel Down Bacchus 2014

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  • £12.00
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  • 12%
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WINE REVIEW

A Bacchus from Chapel Down was the first wine that sparked my (now obsessive) interest in English wine. Happy to say that the 2014 is still a knock out example.

There’s a lot about this wine that makes it stand out as one of England’s closest alternatives to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Firstly there’s the rich aromatic nose; with aromas of lime, grapefruit, cut grass & nettle, with overtones of English elderflower floral.

The taste has that Sauv-like tang, a rich citrus blast, powerful acidity, then bitter grapefruit and hints of tropical fruit. A surprising length that I don’t recall from previous vintages.

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John Mobbs

Founder of GreatBritishWine.com, John has been a prolific user on wine rating app Vivino for the last couple of years. Now a self appointed Great British Wine ambassador and with a mission to explore all corners of the UK to uncover the best producers and most exciting wines.