Digby Fine English, Blanc de Blancs, England, United Kingdom 2013
(at London, 05 Sep 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2028
59% of the Chardonnay used for this 10-year-old Blanc de Blancs comes from greensand soils in Hampshire, with the remainder sourced from clay soils in Dorset. 27% of the base wine was fermented in oak, and it underwent a nine-year journey on lees, with an additional year under cork. The wine opens with a savoury nose, revealing undergrowth and caramelized yellow apple, accompanied by freshly peeled citrus zest. The palate is dominated by complex tertiary characters, featuring umami soy sauce, tar and bruised apple, leading to a rich undertone of yeast and honey-roasted nuts, seasoned with sweet spices. Still showcases plenty of life and energy with its vivid acidity.
Digby Fine English
Blanc de Blancs