Another beautiful release from Wiston Estate. A blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Meunier, this is golden amber in colour, exuding a fragrant nose of English Orchard fruits, nectarine and spice. The palate is richly textured with energetic acidity, showing baked apples, apricot and peach flavours finishing long and luscious with a lovely caramelized pastry note coating mouth. This is fantastic now but will reward cellaring if you can resist!
“Bravo to Wiston (and all the other producers who do it) for putting the disgorgement date and dosage on the back label. Golden colour. Fine sparse bead but very tight and sharp. Very toasty nose. The barrel ageing has made a huge impact on this wine, nose and palate. It’s rich and spicy, deeply golden in flavour, grilled brioche, golden peaches, satsumas and saffron. It rolls across the tongue like trumpet and drum, silvery notes slipping through old gold, intent, piercing. A very, very sophisticated sparkling wine.” – Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com