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Hattingley Valley Classic Reserve NV, Hampshire, England, AUD $81

This family-owned Hampshire winery established by Simon Robinson in 2008 has made great waves under the stewardship of Emma Valley, twice crowned winemaker of the year, in 2014 and 2016, producing a range of quality sparkling wines from its 10-hectares, including the prestige cuvée, King’s Cuvée,

This Hampshire chardonnay pinot noir blend made by the award-winning Emma Rice has a sumptuous aromatic quality showing complex maturity with subtle nuttiness and a delightful fruit quality whose rich expansive mousse has all manner of exotic fruit flavours in the mix; an ultra-stylish fizz with an intense, full-flavoured toasty richness, beautifully balanced and tapering gradually towards an elegant dry finish in almost champenois mould. (Cork)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 12%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: aperitif and shellfish

Stockists: Hattingley Valley Wines; Cellarhand online (AU)

Ranked: #1 of 20 NV Chardonnay blends from England

Awarded: Top Rank

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