Sweet lemon with fresh white pears. Sweetness tempered with a slightly bitter edge.
50 Great Sparkling Wines 2018
Floral nose with balanced sweetness. Sweet pastry notes.
Light on the palate, sweet but with acidity to calm. Medium finish.
Vibrant and fresh on the palate. Floral notes. Distinctive.
Sweet petals on the nose. On the palate sweetness tempered with a little fresh acidity. Medium to long finish.
Grippy tannins .Dark purple in colour. Long slightly bitter/harshfinish.
Tannins slightly softened by rich dark red fruits. Quite long finish.
Biscuity nose with lemon and white flowers. A slight reference to stoned fruit on the palate. Creamy with freshness too.
Touch closed on the nose at first, though opens later. Freshly baked lemon cake aroma, though less so on nose. Vibrant and dry.
Citrus, brioche and lemon peel on the nose. Nutty, bitter almond a touch lacking in body. Fresh yet mature.
Bready and a touch farmyard, though endearing. There's a pleasant bitterness making it a fizz for food.
A good fruity nose though less so on the palate. Some blanched almonds with a little citrus flavour, finishes well.
Good acidity with seed cake on the nose, toasty too. Fresh and balanced with a slightly creamy texture. Long finish.
Ripe peaches with syrup and balancing acidity. Dark colour long lasting, sweet finish.
Honey with pears and a slight tempering lemon drizzle cake flavour.
Very pale colour. It's fresh and vibrant on entry. Some citrus notes.
Honeyed white flowers. Sweetness, but quite well balanced.
Rosé with dark pink and red rose petals on the nose. Sweetness to the fore, but an endearing slightly bitter finish.
Pale rosado colour with white and pink flowers on the nose sweet strawberries and a little pomegranate.
Citrus notes with white stoned fruit. Pleasant bitter almond finish.
A little musty, slightly oxidised nose with some lemon fruit.
Quite dry for style, pleasant bitterness, with sweetness on finish.
Very pale, onion skin colour. Some strawberry fruit with a touch of lemon acidity. Mid-length finish.
Lemon coloured flowers, with a citrus flavour. Quite full, finishes well.
Some yeasty sweet pastry notes on the nose. Quite sweet on the mid-length finish.
Sweet entry which continues to the finish, except for a touch of bitter almond on the mid-palate.
Caramel and sweet, fruited bread with some white blossom and a slightly bitter/sweet finish.
Appealing to those with a sweet tooth. Good with rich desserts. Honeyed apricot. Perfumed. Honeysuckle flowers.
Combination of citrus fruit, fresh bread and almonds with a slight caramel aroma and flavour.
Some freshness combined with lemon/pear notes on the nose. Medium finish.
Toasty with a lingering finish. Lemon biscuit notes. Good sugar/acidity balance.
Promising nose, less on the palate. Faint lemon notes. Light mouthfeel. Short finish.
Golden in colour, inviting. Good fruit delivery with a little peach/apricot and lemon/lime acidity. Light initially, finished stronger, slightly bitter.
Pale gold with lime colour too. Good body and freshness. Good sugar/acidity balance. Long finish, quite juicy. Very pleasant.
Pleasantly dry on first hit with some blanched almonds and a toffee-apple reference on mid-palate. Medium length.
Pale in the glass with almonds and hazelnuts on the nose and palate, joined by lemon peel acidity. Balanced.
Caramel notes along with fresh raspberry and a creamy mouthfeel. Pleasantly dry with a spirited finish.
Rose petals on the nose, with soft red fruits. Slightly sweet with some body and medium length finish good with Asian/Chinese dishes.
Pretty in the glass with strawberry and raspberry fruit. Quite dry with fresh acidity and a quite strong finish perfect with salmon and trout.
Dark red rose petal on the nose, light on the palate. Raspberries and a slight reference to cranberry/red currant.
Very pale in the glass. Notable sweetness on the palate, finishes with a lick of acidity along with slightly over-ripe raspberries.
Creamy on the palate, very pale, smooth with a pale pink rose fragrance. A little patisserie note on the nose too. Fresh.
Subtle, elegant with citrus and toasty notes. Finished quite sweet and perhaps a little short.
Lemon sherbert on the nose with a slightly oxidised light biscuit flavour. Fresh and pleasant. Mid-length finish.
Brioche and bitter almonds, with a lick of caramel. Light in texture on mid-palate. Finished stronger.
Good acidity with lemon peel notes on the nose and palate. Golden colour, appealing in the glass. Combined pear and cooked apple flavour.
Refreshing and vibrant. Pleasant mouthfeel. Balanced. Light. Short finish.
Balanced acidity and sugar. A little meaty on the nose passing on to bready notes with some citrus notes, finishing with blanched almonds.
Pale gold, baked savoury pastry on the nose with cooking apple coming through. Toasty with a little toffee. Mid-length finish.
Inviting colour. A touch of burnt caramel on the nose, with cooked apple and biscuit. Long finish. Full on the palate.
Floral notes. Juicy on the palate. Fresh and toasty with a slight sweetness.
Baked apple with lemon peel. Good balance with weight on the palate and full, yet elegant. Lengthy finish. Very pleasant.
Floral notes, white blossom. Peach and apricot aroma and flavour with fresh acidity, finishing with a slight bitterness.
Some floral notes on first pour. A fine mousse with bready notes and some baked apple and cooked pears.
Buttery with yeasty notes. Some sweet apple notes tempered by a slight citrus peel acidity. Fresh.
Good body, fresh with white rose aroma and understated lemon peel on the palate. Good length finish. Satisfying.
Smooth mouthfeel, elegance too. Good sugar/acidity balance for its class. Charming understated sweet finish.