75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay. Again, this feels as if the Rosé MV has been taken to another level of refinement and detail – gone is the friendly poached strawberry in centre stage, replaced with subtle sweet red fruits that leap-frog back and forth with layers of darker cherry and spiced pomegranate flavours. There’s more headiness and immediacy of flavour here than in the blanc, with candied blood orange and flecks of sage and bitters that add rather than detract here. That interior freshness is present, as is the meticulously wrapped acidity and delicious, subtle pasty richness. The blanc may outrun this, but for now this is one of England’s finest.

18.5

Date Tasted : 04/09/2019

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