December 4, 2018

Bolney Estate Lychgate White 2016

An excellent English blend and one where the Reichensteiner grape leads the way. One that has been made by estate owner Janet and Rodney Pratt’s daughter, Sam Linter.  The family estate is located on the South Downs in West Sussex near the beach resort town, Brighton and took out ‘Winery of the Year 2017’ at the UK Wine Awards. While I prefer their Bacchus, this white is a very fresh, fruity wine that is a great introduction to English wines.

A dry, crisp white that offers up peach, honeysuckle, citrus and elderflower, particularly on the finish.  It is well balanced and the depth of fruit lingers long into the next sip. This would be an especially refreshing choice to enjoy with some delicate seafood, a hearty salad or a slice of quiche, whatever the weather. However, it is equally good if you sitting with friends in the garden.

Quickie review «The line of citrus and elderflower lingers and defines the ripe peach and floral honeysuckle. A reminder to take a fresh look at English wines.»

Country of Origin: England
Tasting Date: October2018
Price:   UK £15
Drink: now
Needs food: no
Source: tasting

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