(RRP - $99 per bottle Offer price - $69 per bottle in a
Blend of 55% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 8% Pinot Meunier, 12% ABV.
Natural cork closure.
"This is the first English sparkling wine from a Champagne house to hit
the market - although it's the result of a collaboration with Hattingley
Valley, using their facilities to make the wine from grapes purchased
from Hampshire, Essex and Sussex. Pommery expect to be making wine from
their own recently planted 40ha vineyard in Hampshire in the next 6-8
years. This has a fresh nose of green apple, chalk and dough, while the
palate has a juicy lemon, lime and apple character, with subtle honeyed
stone fruits in the background. The bubbles are well integrated, and
there's a delightful saline finish. Well balanced. "
James Button, Decanter Magazine
"Pricey or not, this Louis Pommery England Brut NV is entirely drinkable
wine. The acidity has that distinct English green apple tang, contrasted
by a creamy lees character. Admittedly that lees is somewhat disjointed
from the rampant acidity but adds another layer. Fresher than most NV
Champagne, long and vital fizz.
More importantly is the promise of a wine like this. Balance the
acidity to more lees ageing and you'll likely have a crisp and
sophisticated Champagne alternative. The only problem? Geez it's
expensive. Like crazy dollars, weighing in at nearly $100 a bottle.
That's Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve (which I love) territory, and I
know what I'd be spending my dollars on.
Still, this is yet another thirst-quenching UK fizz and another
welcome English sparkling to land here in Australia. Best drinking: it's
a NV so it should be now, though with no disgorgement date that's hard to
tell. Drink now."
17.5/20, Andrew Graham - ozwinereview
"Produced by Vranken-Pommery, which makes Pommery Champagne, using the
classic grapes chardonnay and pinot noir and nearly four years on lees.
Light colour, vigorous mousse, and a very fresh, bright, youthful style
with bracing acidity. Meringue, vanilla and citrus nuances. A fine
"This blend of 55% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 8% Pinot Meunier, has
a dosage of 8 g/l. It is a really impressive youthful English sparkler
with a healthy whack of dosage. It's bright and lemony with fruit purity
and keen acidity balanced by some pear and sweet apple richness, as well
as a twist of cherry. There's certainly some sweetness from the dosage
which works perfectly to provide balance. Very pure and seductive, and
such accomplished winemaking.".
92/100, Jamie Goode - wineanorak.com