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CLASSIC CUVÉE ENGLISH BRUT 2014 Traditional Method, UK
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer FURLEIGH ESTATE
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright light straw colour. Intense, fairly complex, ripe lemon-apple meringue nose with some toasty notes and fine minerality plus a vibrant hint of citrus. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, gently toasty, very attractive, ripe lemon-apple meringue flavours with a fairly high acid, harmonious, lingering finish. A remarkably well-made classic sparkler that has really great flavours, excellent effervescence and length. This blend of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier all grown in the West Dorset countryside and has 10% reserve wine. Prior to its June 15, 2015 bottling, the wine was aged on its lees after going through full malolactic fermentation. After tirage, it remained in the bottle on its lees for 50 months + 24 days before being disgorged on September 10, 2019. It has 12% alcohol and 8 g/L residual sugar has 9 g/L total acidity and lot number L100939 on the back label. With more than twice the lees aging, you can safely ignore the now irrelevant tasting note for 2018 appearing in the Vintages Catalogue. NEW in Vintages. CSPC 14716
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Bol Cor
Country United Kingdom
Region
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Ripe, Toasty, Complex, Effervescent
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier. Lovey aromas of toast, crushed apples and stone fruit. The palate is energetic and sports crunchy, integrated acidity. A very well-made, elegant wine, all up. Score - 90 (Decanter Asia Wine Awards, 2018) Price $ 49.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 13, 2020
Cases bought 76 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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