Sainsbury’s TtD English Sparkling 2014

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  • £20.00
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  • 12%
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WINE REVIEW

This is a bit of a hidden gem. A true traditional method English sparkling, made from a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier by Denbies Wine Estate and sold on the supermarket shelves for just £20!

What’s more, it’s fantastic for the price, impressing with its charismatic nose of candied apple and peach with delicate notes of sweet, flaky pastry.

The palate’s a crowd-pleaser too, with a fantastic crisp, zesty embrace of lemon and crunchy red apples.

This is a fabulous entry-level introduction to English sparkling. This wine ages fantastically too. I’ve recently enjoyed a few bottles of the older 2011 vintage which demonstrated great evolution in the form of rich nutty, pastry complexity.

Probably the best mainstream own-label English wine on the market right now.

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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.

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