Harrow and Hope Reserve No. 8

Harrow and Hope Reserve No. 8

English Sparkling Wine 2019

Marlow, England

Regular price£145.00
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As the blend would suggest, this sits between the two extreme ends of the spectrum, in this instance based on the 2019 vintage, comprising 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier with oak-aged reserves going back to 2014. The long ripening season of 2019 lends itself to the Pinot Noir here, giving a more elegant and focussed structure, lovely to drink now.

"It has a wonderfully rich, rounded texture from the off, with green apples, biscuits, toasted almonds. There's a slight Fino-like sherry freshness I haven't tasted with previous incarnations which offsets the richness very well"

Style: Sparkling Drink from: 2023
ABV: 12.0% Drink to: 2030
Packaging: OCC Stock arriving: In Stock
Critic scores
17 JR, 91 GM
Critic reviews
"Full bottle 1,610 g. 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier. Based on 2019 wines with 25% reserves kept in oak. Bottled 5 May 2020, disgorged 23 March 2023. Dosage 8 g/l, TA 7.7 g/l. Big bubbles! Such a gorgeously creamy nose that I wanted to surrender to the wine glass. Hazelnut cream, brioche and lemon zest sliced into long ribbons of seductiveness by diamond-tipped acidity. Lemon verbena, lemon marmalade. Henry and Kaye Laithwaite have done it again – complex, vinous, every inch and etch an English sparkling wine but robustly fruity, friendly and open. Even a touch of pineapple sweeties. And a slightly smoky, lemon-chiffon-cake finish. This has the structure to age and might well gain more complexity by ageing. I taste this and all I want is a plate of buttery pan-fried scallops. (TC)"
Tamlyn Currin, November 2023, JancisRobinson.com

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