THE WINE - 2010
Gold Medal, United Kingdom Vineyards Association 2016. Judges' tasting notes:
"Nice nose & palate, clean good acids, med dry, well made, delicate, good, gorgeous amazing flavour development, on palate, rich and creamy & very sophisticated. Love it! Med straw, long mousse, fine brioche, long complex finish, lovely wine, yummy, biscuity"
From Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages:
East Meon Berrygarden Brut 2010 - Date tasted
6 March 2014 - Score 17.5 - Drink 2014-2020
RS 12.4 g/l, TA TA 12.4 g/l. 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay. Quiet sort of nose, but then a real broad burst of flavour on the palate. Yeastiness, but also tarte Tatin, fresh citrus juice, spices and cream. Really substantial - lots of extract, but all in very good balance. (RH)