Magnums receive a little longer in the Nyetimber cellars, both on lees and post-disgorgement. This is beautifully expressive, with shortbread pastry, raspberry and even a touch of blackberry fruit. The lovely clarity of Pinot fruit reminds me of Northern Montagne de Reims Champagne here, tinged with ginger biscuit richness. Once again, the poise on the palate is where Nyetimber shows its colours; from start to finish there’s nothing popping out from between the stitches here. Whether it’s the base vintage or the magnum speaking there’s just an extra degree of energy and lift here.
Date Tasted : 04/09/2019