Gusbourne 2016 Brut Reserve

$ 49.99
The vines responsible for this distinguished, heavenly sparkling wine hail from English countryside in Kent. Yes the 'Garden of England', with its warm summers, tempered by the cooling North Sea breeze seems to agree very well indeed with the classic Champagne varietals Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, resulting in this incredibly delicious, lemony, nutty, toffee apple-esque corker. It is also crafted in the classic Method Champenoise (cheekily called Méthode Anglaise on the bottle ). Sparkling gold in colour, this Chardonnay-dominant blend offers bright lemon and white stone fruit with aromas of freshly baked bread, apple pie and toffee apples. The palate is again zesty and fresh with a good citrus structure fleshed out baked apples, pears, nuts and oatmeal. This wine is perfect for drinking now and will continue to develop well over the next two years.

Wine Enthusiast 92pts

Hints of green apple and lemon zest parade themselves with sprightly ease, assisted by the still frothy foam that's dancing and dazzling, bright and spiky one moment, creamy and mellow the next. A lovely, lively and nonetheless elegant sparkler of purity and freshness.