White - Sparkling

N.V. Hambledon Classic Cuvee Brut

Champagne Blend

  • United Kingdom
  • England
  • Kent
Drink between 2016 - 2020 (Edit)
CT87.8 33 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • JayP Likes this wine: 88 points

    May 2, 2020 - Umm not sure what is happening but this tastes distinctly different to last bottle. It retains the acidity and tart (in a nice way) but doesn't blossom with richer and creamier flavours. Still nice but not v nice.

  • geoffreychambertin Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 28, 2019 - Make sure this is ice cold when you open it, otherwise it's a gusher.

    Unexpectedly rich for a cool climate sparkler. Tasty.

  • KeithAkers wrote: 89 points

    October 16, 2019 - Nose: The Nose Is Smokey and showing off a lot of autolytics with brioche, biscuits, Bosc pears, red apples, warm dough, yellow florals, and some honeydew tones.

    Taste: Full bodied with crisp, high acidity. The feel is plush and elegant with brioche, Bosc pears, red apples, biscuits, warm dough, and honeyed tones.

    Overall: This is a richer styled NV Brut from England. It clearly favors more lees notes with a touch of class and elegance.

  • JJYoyo Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 19, 2019 - Lively, primary-driven sparkler. Very pleasant lemon-lime taste, some meringue, acidity strong but not biting. Short on finish. Much more balanced than I was expecting, probably not for long term cellaring but still able to sit in the cellar for a couple of years. Finely made. Not at all shabby. Would beat a few industrial Champagnes I can think of, and would blow a lot of cava out of the water.
    Score 90. Relative to expectations: ++

  • AV2012 wrote: 93 points

    September 17, 2019 - Milky, soft, a bit smoky. Tartness on the palate, juicy, ripe, same tartness on the finish. With time in the glass the development is brilliant. So very complex and loud. A masterpiece.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Hambledon
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Classic Cuvee Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Region England
  • SubRegion Kent
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 5060389590009, 5060389590191, 7070358035958

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 68 (29%)
  • Consumed 170 (71%)

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