Made at Ridgeview (as were all the wines before 2013). This was disgorged in 2014 and has found a lovely balance of ageing characters between the texture of lees-ageing and the richness of cork. Dried apple and quince tatin with subtle candied nuts ride an absolutely gorgeously lithe, silky mousse, all delivered with a gentle smile thanks to a dosage which, although a little higher than is used today at 9.4 g/l, is surely part of this wine’s successful journey post-disgorgement. It doesn’t quite have the dimensionality of the later wines in terms of flavour, but it is a proper, delicious maturing Blanc de Blancs.
Date Tasted : 11/11/2019