A new vintage of Gusbourne is always something to be excited about. The Brut Reserve 2015 has just been released, and is once again a Pinot Noir-dominant blend of 53%, with 40% Chardonnay and 7% Pinot Meunier.
With aromas of red apple, zesty lemon and light red fruit, the Gusbourne has that classic character, underpinned by light biscuit and savoury tones.
In contrast to the 2014 vintage’s opulence, 2015, being a colder vintage, has all the hallmarks of classic Gusbourne. Lots of tension and a linear, cutting freshness being the perfect counterpart to ripe orchard fruit and stone fruit hints.
Generally, I find these cooler vintages of Gusbourne to be the most charismatic and distinctive, and this latest Brut feels very much like a return to the punchy, captivating style of the 2013 wines that still have a long life ahead of them.