Ashling Park Brut NV, 2013 Base

Lovely generous nose of roasted apples and pears, raspberry tart and candied lemon zest. Ripe yellow stone fruit, sweet creaminess and sweet apricot kernel blend into an open, gently caramel-tinged palate, quite light at heart but turned out with a few deliciously developed flourishes. A producer to watch.

16.5

Date Tasted : 26/10/2019

/ 2013 Base, Ashling Park, Classic Blend, England, NV

Ashling Park Rosé NV, 2014 Base

Based on two showing this has some severe problems. Bruised, acetic, tired. Just like the Wiston Rosé 2014 and many of the Jenkyn Place wines that I tasted at the start of 2019. Some disgorgement issues at Wiston I think.

14

Date Tasted : 01/09/2019

/ 2014 Base, Ashling Park, England, NV, Rosé

Ashling Park Cuvée Brut NV, 2013 Base

60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 10 % Pinot Meunier. Really good Pinot Noir is centre stage here – so pretty with ripe red pear, summery redcurrant pudding and cream. The Chardonnay citrus is in supporting-actor mode, just offering a little zip. Ginger snaps and a bit of toffee apple bring some subtle depth – I think it is enjoying a little bit of post-disgorgement age

16

Date Tasted : 31/03/2019

/ 2013 Base, Ashling Park, Classic Blend, England, NV