We are excited to share with you that 3 of our wineries are amongst Decanter’s most exciting wines of 2018. Let us know if you would like to order any to taste at home.
Gusbourne Estate, Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Kent, England 2013
94 Oz Clarke-95, Sarah Jane Evans-95, Tina Gellie-92
OC Full and dry, with a telling streak of mineral stoniness softened by creamy hazelnut which will increase with age.
SJE Clean, punchy delivery, with vibrant and thrilling freshness. Finely balanced. The finish is tight, but promises well with time.
TG Ripe mango, yellow apple and floral notes. Zingy and fresh, with an elegant finish.
Drink 2019-2024. Alcohol 12%. Nominated by Stephen Skelton MW.
Orgo, Rkatsiteli, Kakheti, Georgia 2016
93 OC-95, SJE-92, TG-92
OC Bitter stone notes; dry and chewy, with tamarind, peach skin and apple pips.
SJE Sumptuous auburn colour. Subtle aromas of roasted fruits and nuts. The palate is driven by texture rather than fruit, with a slight rasp of tannin. Notes of mint and eucalyptus.
TG Amber hue. Mellow, roasted pear and fresh green apple aromas. More nutty and woody on the textured, grippy palate. Contemplative and food-friendly, but not for everyone.
Drink 2019-2024. Alcohol 13%. Nominated by Andrew Jefford.
Vita Vinea, Kisi Amber Dry, Kakheti, Georgia 2016
92 OC-94, SJE-90, TG-92
OC Pretty full style; dusty, clay-scented, with a little pale orange and apricot fruit, dried out but there, to soften the bitter bite.
SJE Brilliant gold with yellow lights. Delicately smoky aromatics. A rasp of tannin gives a drying note. The freshness lifts the weight of tannin, and offers light orange
notes. Long spicy finish.
TG Burnished gold colour. Aromas and flavours of smoky toasted nuts and tart greengages on a grippy palate with dusty tannins and savoury, fresh acidity. Intriguing.
Drink 2019-2022. Alcohol 13%. Nominated by Anthony Rose.