HAMBLEDON CLASSIC CUVÉEHambledon
As it is English Wine Week this week......
Hambledon Classic Cuvée came top in a blind tasting competition organised by Noble Rot magazine in 2015 against some famous French Champagnes, notably Pol Roger Réserve Brut and Taittinger Réserve Brut. Not a surprise really - this is a very well made wine - mostly Chardonnay with a splash of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. Good balance, lovely flavour of fresh apples & lemons, really refreshing.
Very interesting history too: the first vintage of Hambledon (the home of cricket) was back in 1969 when 60 bottles were made by a chap called Bill Carcary who was the Queen of Tonga's bodyguard and is still to be found around the winery.