John takes a look at some of the latest and most exciting new English sparkling wine releases just in time for Christmas.
John tastes through seven vintages of Balfour Brut Rosé, including the newly released 2008 Archive Collection.
John tastes through four delicious sparkling wines and two textural 2021 still wines in his October round-up.
LATEST SPARKLING WINE REVIEWS
Visceral and expressive, with aromas of red apple, ginger and aromatic spiced notes.
Crisp and bright with vibrant wild strawberries, raspberries and lemon zest.
This is classic Blanc de Blancs territory – baked apple, hints of pear and peach on the nose as well as an indulgent biscuity pastry note.
LATEST STILL WINE REVIEWS
Quite simply the juiciest, ripest, most textural English Chardonnay there is.
Brisk, bold but subtly tempered acidity integrates nicely with rich peachy and apricot flavours.
Crispness explodes on the palate with a burst of lime and pungent tropical fruits.