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Hambledon Premiere Cuvee N.V.

Hambledon Premiere Cuvee N.V.

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"58% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Meunier, 24% Pinot Noir. Dosage 8 g/l. Ian Kellett is very ambitious for this winery and wants this to be the best English sparkling bar none – hence the Krug-like shape of the bottle. They spend at least four days doing the blending under the direction of Hervé Jestin. They have reduced the amount of sugar in the tirage for a gentler mousse, and this cuvée gets more oak – 12%. All the wines go through full malo. Five years on lees. 

Rich colour! Almost honeyed. And if smell had a sound, this would be cello: deep, Seville oranges, spice and meadow hay and shortbread. Saville-Row mousse, precise and finely tuned and impeccably behaved. Roasted hazelnuts with orange blossom honey sustained through the finish. Long, reverberating and quite demanding. Deserves attention. Drink: 2017-2023. 17.5 points"

Tamlyn Currin, (07/17)