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Hush Heath - Balfour Brut Rose 2014

Information

  • Country: England
  • Wine Region: Kent
  • Wine Maker: Owen Elias
  • Grape: Champagne Blend
  • Grape Percentage: Pinot Noir 53%, Chardonnay 38%, Pinot Meunier 9%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.0%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: now-2020
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 17 (2011) WE: 92 (2013) JG: 92 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

In the glass a delicate wild salmon pink, exceptionally fine bubbles and a prolonged mousse. The nose is clean with a subtle suggestion of brioche and summer fruits. Crisp, mouth-watering acidity with complex red berry fruit – redcurrant and strawberry – with hints of shortbread, cucumber and dried spice on the palate carry through to a refreshing, lingering finish.

Winery Information

Hush Heath

With a history dating back to 1503, the exquisite Tudor-framed Hush Heath Manor nestles and cuts into the hill overlooking the vineyards and estate with magnificent views across the Weald of Kent. Something of a refuge from the cut and thrust of Balfour-Lynn?s luxury hotel and business empire, the estate with its Tudor inspired kitchen garden, Italianate Yew terracing and statuary, and Japanese ponds, is enveloped in ancient oak woodland, a little Eden and a fitting setting for the Balfour.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2011)17 pts

Tasted May 2016 - Pale orangey pink. Fresh and fragrant with a touch of red fruit. Really prettily aromatic. Terrific power here and just a hint of sweet and sour on the finish. Intense and powerful but still very well balanced. More brash than some but lots of pleasure. (JH)

Wine Enthusiast (2013)92 pts

Blossom honey, a touch of melon and fresh, fragrant red-apple fruit make for an appetizing nose. On the palate these alluring flavors are joined by the generous, rounded notion of sponge cake. Towards the finish the pure freshness of bright lemon takes over, and fine bubbles offer fruit and creaminess. It's a balanced and appetizing rosé with a lasting, beautifully yeasty finish.

Jamie Goode (2013)92 pts

2013 was a late harvest here: Pinot began on 22 October, and Chardonnay came in on 7 November. The result is a wine with a very pale salmon pink in colour, and showing beautiful balance. There’s a fine citrus fruit core with some red cherry and rosehip notes, as well as a touch of apple. Really fine and expressive with pure fruit and lovely delicacy. The acidity is beautifully integrated and the finish is just so elegant. A really fine, fruit-driven wine.