2013 Hattingley Valley Blanc De Blanc Traditionale Method Brut
100% Chardonnay, four years on lees, disgorged September 2018 and not yet labelled.
Lovely melon and citrus fruit on the nose, bit of yogurt and cream. Smoky and compact, lots of citrus and zestiness on the mid palate – really rich citrus, like poached lemon and orange peel and key lime pie topped with oat meal. Crunchy with a fantastically geometric, firm finish. No nonsense. Good stuff. Drink 2020 – 2025.
16.5+ / 20 Points
Tamlyn Currin - JancisRobinson.com (February 2019)