Nyetimber Tillington Single Vineyard 2013
The third bottling of this single vineyard expression of English sparkling wine is a blend of 76% Pinot Noir and 24% Chardonnay. Just 8,000 bottles were produced of the 2013 vintage. Pale lemon in colour, this has a vibrant and expressive nose of citrus, baked apple, and fresh bread. The palate is rich and creamy, with more body and power than the 2010 at this stage. The mousse is persistent yet fine, effortlessly carrying the intense citrus, toast and flinty flavours at the core. The acidity is bright and mouthwatering, adding a savoury touch to the fruit. However, this is perfectly in harmony due to the ripeness at the core and creaminess of the palate. The finish is one of golden apples, freshly baked pastries and just a touch of struck match. Absolutely magnificent - quite possibly the best English wine we have ever tasted.
|Score: 18.5+||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, July 2018|
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