An exploration of wine

873. Hush Heath, Balfour Cuvée Skye Blanc de Blancs Brut English Sparkling Wine, 2010

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Book 5 Wine 873

£39; 12%

Thought I’d throw this into the sparkling line-up as an English. Hush Heath’s rosé is more noted, but I guess this is the top cuvée. Showed clearly the brisk acidity of England, when set alongside Champagne. Also, aromatically a slightly unusual – almost confected – strawberry fruit note. Perfumed, with some vegetal, then flint. Touch of toasted bread. A little simple, strangely. Sweet entry, then searing lemon acidity. Flinty mineral flavour, but a chalky texture. Linear. Tight. Young. Also expensive for what it is.

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