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Nyetimber Duett

What a choice and a real “First World Problem“ to solve on a warm afternoon: Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2014 or Nyetimber Tillington Single Vineyard of the same vintage? In the end, as so often, it’s a matter of the moment.

Both sparkling wines are a real pleasure. With over 25 degrees in the shade, the Blanc de Blancs was my wine of choice on this occasion – thanks to its great freshness and straightforwardness. Lemon, grapefruit, pear, white peach and flowers, brioche and vanilla biscuits, fine perlage and a very good length.

The Tillington has a distinctly different character, marked by its 78% Pinot Noir share: red berries, a bit of cherry jelly and ripe apple are complemented by fine brioche and citrus notes. Complex and very long, with less acidity than the Blanc de Blancs. Superb to drink, but just not my very first choice on a hot Monday.