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Wine Tastings Video: Sparkling English Wine from Chapel Down November 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

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Chapel Down Rosé Brut NV (£22.99 Majestic, chapeldown.com, simplywinesdirect.com, slurp.co.uk)
Reasonable citrus, apple and red berry notes, but there’s a smoky elderflower note that speaks of underripeness, and a slightly burnt edge too. C+

Chapel Down Three Graces 2008 (£24.99 chapeldown.com)
This is more like it, lovely balanced style, combining a toasty, caramelised richness with the tang of Bramley apples (fresh and stewed), lemon and grapefruit, and finishing with crisp, elegant aplomb. S

Chapel Down Blanc de Blancs 2007 (RRP £26.99 Harvey Nichols, chapeldown.com)
Svelte style, lean but never scrawny, and with a smoky note to its juicy green apple and citrus flesh. S

Chapel Down Pinot Reserve 2006 (£22.99 chapeldown.com, Berry Bros & Rudd, simplywinesdirect.com, slurp.co.uk)
Quite bready and rich, but while I don’t mind the cooked apple and pear flavours and citrus bite, it seems just a little stolid after the two previous wines. B

(Original Youtube footage is here)

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