Classic Reserve NV* (50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 19% Pinot Meunier and 1% Pinot Gris) is the mainstay at Hattingley. This is one of the last disgorgements of the 2014 base from August 2019; despite reserve levels at 18% it would be reasonable to expect some variation in style as the 2015 base comes in. Ripe orchard fruit (apples and fresh quince), with some apricot, white flowers and brown bread/frangipane sweetness showing some delicious development. A squeeze of fresh citrus cuts through the richer flavours as the wine progresses; really nicely-balanced between brightness and breadth.
Date Tasted : 07/11/2019