“Softly scented freshness has hints of lemon zest and ripe yellow apple. On the palate, these flavors unfold and are joined by a well of creamy depth that lends another dimension to freshness and fruit. This echoes with richness and aromatic complexity: stone, earth, yeast and citrus create layers of flavor and expression. Savor this, and let it happen to you. The finish is seemingly endless. Lovely now, certain to develop. Drink 2018–2028.”
Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast October 2018
“Lovely well integrated and persistent creamy mousse. Excellent aromas of brioche and hazelnut nose showing lovely combination of autolysis and bottle age. Palate has an impressive weight of fruit. Incredibly balanced structure leading to an endless finish, and will continue to age.”
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
"In our latest sparkling wine competition, it was the 2009 vintage expression that picked up a Gold medal from our exacting judges, a beautiful mature expression of bottle-fermented wine using grapes from the chalk slopes of the South Downs, carefully crafted by highly-respected English fizz winemaker, Dermot Sugrue.
The sparkling is showing wonderfully now, with flavours of toast, grilled nuts, cream and citrus, finishing with all the refreshment of a freshly-sliced apple – a hallmark of English fizz." Patrick Schmitt MW, The Drinks Business April 2019