The latest vintage of Nyetimber’s prestigious Blanc de Blancs, released just a few weeks ago, has already gained a huge amount of praise from critics and industry peers alike.
On the nose, there’s a crisp fresh citrus zest air with delightful mineral qualities. Then it’s all about the bready pastry notes; think sweet brioche and freshly baked sourdough bread, with a subtle hint of sweet spice in the background.
On the palate, the Blanc de Blancs is rounded and balanced. An orchard full of apples, a twist of lemon and lime peel with fuller stone fruit flavours. The mousse is refined and smooth, but persistent and contributing to a luxurious mouthfeel.
This wine’s biggest delight is its lengthy and layered aftertaste. Initially mineral and yeasty before lasting notes of citrus oil and delicate spice add a superb complexity.
Before you know it, the bottle is empty, and you’ll wish you had at least another bottle on ice – this wine is seriously divine!
This wine’s price (£150) and presentation makes a huge statement but it’s Nyetimber’s quality and precise approach that makes it a standout.
Drinking superbly right now, but will be truly exceptional with more time in the bottle.
An exceptionally balanced Blanc de Blancs from Nyetimber that is only just entering its stride and with a long life ahead.
A deeper rosé with rich wild strawberry, raspberry and a hint of winter spice.
Honeyed pastry notes add weigh to a clean mineral backbone in this delicate but expressive Rosé.
A hugely impressive and appealing wine demonstrating sublime integration and development.