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Hush Heah Balfour Brut Rose

Badminton

Hush Heath, Balfour Brut Rosé, Kent, England 2008
As English as strawberries and cream on a summer’s day at Wimbledon, badminton originated as the country house sport, played at the Duke of Beaufort’s Gloucestershire residence, Badminton House, in 1873. From his Kent estate, Richard Balfour-Lynn has created an English fizz that’s as racy and thrilling as the interplay itself. This wine is all about the tang of summer pudding fruit with a vibrant cutting edge and lively appley bite. 18.5pts/20 (95/100)

Price: £36.95–£38 Harrods, Waitrose, Raisin Fine Wine, Slurp
Drink: Now
Alc: 11%