Tasted - Court Garden Blanc De Blancs 2014
Court Garden have done a very good job at getting their wines into independents in London - I'm seeing them everywhere! They're sensibly-priced and the unashamed 'Englishness' of the labels sets them apart from the crowd on a wine shelf too.
Court Garden Blanc de Blancs 2014, Ditchling, Sussex
Pours a very pale elderflower in the glass. This quite a softly-spoken wine, with fresh green apple and an interesting, faintly exotic melon character. The bottle promises lychees on the nose, which I can understand - I wonder if there's a musqué Chardonnay clone in the blend? There's just a touch of pear tart richness lurking. The palate is all lemon and lime, sweet and sour, with marked acidity and a slim texture. I wonder if they'll hang on to some and disgorge it with a bit more time on lees - in any case, if you have some you could tuck it away for a year. 83/100