Saturday 23 July 2022

Four Vintages Of Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

The last tasting for the season in our monthly tasting group and J poured four amazing bottles of bubbly. 

2002 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
A somewhat mature, finely tuned, deep nose with notes of lemon fudge, lemon licorice, geranium, sweet minerals and dried apricots. Very fine.
The taste is racy and refined with a brilliant acidity and notes of chrushed rock, the inner white part of an orange, lemon fudge and dried flowers. A long, intense finish. For drinking now and the coming 10+ years.
94p   (tasted 2022/07)

2004 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
A high, pure nose with notes of peack, blood oranges, cap gun smoke, chalk and white flowers. Lovely. 
The taste is tight and intense with notes of lime, ripe oranges, wet steel and lots of sweet minerals. Very balanced. The finish goes on and on. Great wine. 6+ years.
95p   (tasted 2022/07)

2006 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
A young, stony, racy nose with notes of white flowers, ginger, warm summer gravel, dry passionfruit and smoke. An amazing nose. 
The taste is pure as a mountain river with fantastic notes of flint, green bananas, lime, smoke and grilled lemons. Electric. Stunning wine. 6+ years.
97p   (tasted 2022/07)

2008 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
A very deep, youngish nose with notes of lemon cream, ripe red apples, cap gun smoke and sun warm rocks. Very promising.
The taste is tight and intense with a crisp acidity and notes of ripe lime, chrushed rocks, grapefruit and smoke. Very long and balanced. 8+ years.
95p   (tasted 2022/07)

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