Gusbourne, Brut Reserve, Sparkling, Kent, England 2015
"Brut Reserve is our most robust expression of who we are and what we believe: Creating wines that are an authentic reflection of a time and place. We like to think of it as Keeping it Honest." ~Gusbourne
A very subtle nose gives hints of ripe yellow apple and a gentle creaminess. Lively but fine fizz on the palate brings out more of the vivid enlivening freshness, now with nuances of green apple and ripe lemon pitched against a gently autolytic background of shortbread. With its long dry lemony finish this is all about subtlety, freshness and restrained elegance. Lovely now but it will evolve. Drink though 2025.