White - Sparkling

1996 Nyetimber Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs


  • United Kingdom
  • England
  • Sussex
  • West Sussex
Drink between 2004 - 2015 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • empire80 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 1, 2018 - Zesty lemon acidity belies its age, but there's plenty of developed complexity. From a magnum, this was perfect for New Years' Eve.

  • SLIMES Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 5, 2017 - (From magnum) I was worried that this might be faulty (provenance wasn't perfect), but it was superb. Beautiful deep gold colour with a lovely toasty nose with sweet lemons and more toast on the pallet. This held up well over a couple of hours.

    It's a shame that I didn't buy more of this as it went as low as £60 a magnum in 2015 and was still a bargain at £100+ per magnum. I've got one left and I don't think there's any need to drink it soon.

  • empire80 Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 26, 2016 - A good wine on great form. Modern style label so I suspect relatively recent disgorgement. Very rich, honey morphing into refreshing lemon on the finish, vey gentle bubbles.

  • RayOB wrote: 92 points

    June 26, 2016 - Drank in London
    Fresh crisp with a lovely balance. Maturing nicely.

  • SLIMES Likes this wine:

    June 23, 2016 - This was probably the best showing of this wine yet. I'm annoyed that there are no disgorgement dates as many of these have been disgorged quite recently.

    Very nice toastiness with a kind of freshness.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/12/2004 (link)

    (Nyetimber, Blanc de Blancs (Première Cuvée) England White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Nyetimber
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Blanc de Blancs
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Region England
  • SubRegion Sussex
  • Appellation West Sussex

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 16 (35%)
  • Consumed 30 (65%)

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