Raimes burst onto the scene in 2017 with their inaugural BdN 2013, and we were enamoured with the results. But, five vintages in, does this young expression of what is effectively their signature wine still impress? Absolutely!
The nose is of redcurrants, sweet red apples and peach with suggestions of pastry and lemon shortbread.
The palate is very commercially-minded and is fruit-forward, thanks to the fruits of the ripe 2018 vintage. But it’s perfectly judged, bringing forward a creamy generosity to balance the taut red berry and crisp apple flavours.
This is such a delicious and expressive wine and is a fantastic starting point for those looking to venture into the darker side of sparkling wine.
Broad, with lovely concentrated fruit flavours of red apple, raspberry and redcurrant.
Bright and crisp up front, with tangy cranberry and red currant notes, ripe orchard fruit flavours and a fine mousse.
Rich on the ripe orchard fruit flavours with a decadently creamy, soft mousse.
Interweaving flavours of redcurrant tang with hints of mineral, lemon zest and spice.
A superb first release from Raimes, a rounded Blanc de Noir with hints of spice and red fruit.