Hush Heath’s Pinot Noir red wine has been quietly getting better and better each vintage for the last few years. The 2017 vintage is made from Burgundian clones of Pinot and spent 6-8 months in American and French oak.
This has a reassuringly deeper ruby-red colour than previous vintages I have tried, whilst retaining a beautifully perfumed nose of red cherries, fresh raspberries and delicate hints of vanilla and spice.
What impressed me, even more, was the palate. The youth of bright red cherry and raspberry jumps out initially, but it’s the silky soft texture and light but prominent tannin that is most memorable.
Hints of chocolate, pepper and sweet vanilla on the finish, this is one of the best examples of English red wine out there right now.