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Wiston BdB 2011 - England

This is a fantastic 100% Chardonnay (Blanc de Blancs) from Wiston estate in England. Below are some remarks from the estate itself and Decanter:

Selected from the chalkiest and steepest part of our vineyard, Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs 2011 is elegant and expressive, with enticing notes of white peach, apricot, brioche and crushed oyster shells. Awarded the very top prize of ‘Best in Show’ in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 (the equivalent of the Wine Industry’s Oscars!), this decadent single vineyard, single vintage, single varietal Blanc de Blancs is perfect for immediate drinking and will also age beautifully.
“Time spent on lees after secondary fermentation pays huge dividends for English sparkling wine, endowed as it always is with high natural levels of acidity. That’s a lesson triumphantly proved by this 2011 Blanc de Blancs, with its soft mousse, lifted, almost floral aromas and deft weave of apple, tangerine and pear fruits rippled through with yeasty, bready richness. Its concentration, poise and length are impressive and position the wine well against the stiffest competition.  It’s vibrant and giving now, but will hold well if stored correctly and given still more time over the next decade. Drink 2019-2028” Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
“Very refined with roasted nut aromas and lovely minerality. Beautiful creamy character. Stylish, exciting, accomplished.” Susie Barrie MW, Decanter Magazine September 2019
“[…] One to look out for is 2011 Blanc de Blancs.  I tasted a pre-release sample and it looked awesome with thrilling balance, lip-smacking richness and masses of breeding.” Matthew Jukes, The Daily Mail Weekend Magazine March 2018
“New release! The stuff of legends – premium joy with outrageous quality. The gift that keeps on giving – quench your very soul!” Olly Smith, Three Wine Men May 2019

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