Coates and Seely Brut Reserve NV, 2014 Base

(Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier, 2014 base) is beautifully-composed on the nose, weaving together some developed notes of lightly caramelised apples with honeysuckle and all-butter biscuits. I’m not sure of the disgorgement date, but this lovely Pinot-led expression is not rushed or closed-down. The dosage is just 4 g/l, and this does bestow a certain strictness to the palate amongst the textural finesse.

15.5

Date Tasted : 17/09/2019

Coates and Seely La Perfide Rosé 2011

Very vegetal. Not pleasant. Possibly light struck.

14

Date Tasted : 17/09/2019

/ 2011, Coates and Seely, Rosé, Uncategorized

Coates and Seely La Perfide 2011

Very vegetal. Appears severely reductive or with a possible light fault. Beneath it there is some promising candied citrus and bramley apple fruit, but it isn’t right.

15

Date Tasted : 17/09/2019

/ 2011, Classic Blend, Coates and Seely, England

Coates and Seely Rosé NV, 2014 Base

80% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier. 2014 base. Again such a fine nose here – summery with strawberry tart but also autumnal with rosehip jelly and hedgerow. Some lovely savoury nuances and browned pastry richness lend an expressive sense of development. This finds a nervy but fine balance on the palate with its daring dryness.

16

Date Tasted : 17/09/2019

/ 2014 Base, Coates and Seely, England, NV, Rosé