Woodchurch Wine reviewed on JancisRobinson.com 07, May 2020
We were lucky enough to take part in Tamlyn Currin’s tasting article from 9th April 'Tomorrow night is English wine night'.
Here are the comments and scores from Jancis Robinson's tasting team. Jancis is one of the world's most influential wine critic and writer so we are delighted that we have received such praise.
Woodchurch, Blanc de Blancs Brut 2014 England
100% Chardonnay from Kent.
42 months on lees.
Disgorged February 2019.
TA 7.3 g/l, RS 8.6 g/l.
Ethereally floral, almost floating out of the glass. Delicate, with fine but soft bubbles and a cashmere wrap-around in the mouth. Very light nuttiness, the merest dusting of lemon zest, white flowers tumbling through the wine. This wine really does float like a dancer wrapped in gauze.
Drink 2020 – 2024
Woodchurch, Rosé Brut 2015 England
68% Pinot Noir, 32% Pinot Meunier.
32 months on lees.
Disgorged March 2019.
Well done to Woodcurch for putting the disgorgement date on the bottle. Would you put the dosage on there as well, please? Gosh, and I thought the Bolney rosé was pale. This really is gris. In dim light, it could be mistaken for white. Lots of lively bubbles. But not too frothy in the mouth. Tangerine and strawberries. Tastes as if there is quite a bit of dosage. Very fruity. I could imagine this being great for brunch with a big bowl of papaya, clementine, raspberry and mint fruit salad. Generous and open with lime lines on the finish.
Drink 2019 – 2022
Woodchurch, Classic Cuvée Brut 2015 England
74% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir, 11% Pinot Meunier. 32 months on lees. From a clay-loam, sloping vineyard in Kent. Dosage 7.1 g/l, TA 8.7 g/l.
Great ripe-citrus fruit leading from nose through to the palate, although it tightens up in the mouth and lemon moves forward of the orange and clementine notes. Hawthorn blossom and not-quite-ripe raspberries and mouth-filling froth. Fine bubbles. Long tanginess on the finish, keeping just the right side of sour.
Drink 2020 – 2026