Davenport Vineyards - 2014
The flagship wine from one of England’s greatest winemakers, Will Davenport. Here he’s used all his skill and experience to create the best possible fizz, and aged it for three years on the lees, adding further complexity and texture. This is a very elegant, dry, textural wine that will serve equally well as an aperitif or with light, fresh foods.
17/20 – JancisRobinson.com, ‘Just a little drainy on the nose to begin with, but that blows off, becoming slightly smoky, very tight, sorrel-leaf green. Very linear, taut, mineral – like licking cold, wet slate. Beautifully restrained acidity, powerful and forceful but not screeching. A note of bitter Seville oranges and very crunchy green apples, but this really isn’t about the fruit. Serve with canapés; it’s an appetite whetstone but that demanding structure needs food.’ Tamlyn Currin, June 2018 (2013 vintage)