Harrow and Hope Reserve No. 8

Harrow and Hope Reserve No. 8

English Sparkling Wine 2019

Marlow, England

Regular price$188.00
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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: January 2024
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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Critics

AG
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
AM
Allan Meadows, Burghound.com
DC
Decanter, Decanter.com
GM
Gus McLean, AbingdonFineWine.com
JA
Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com
JD
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
JR
Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com
JS
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
LPB
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, TheWineIndependent.com
NM
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com
RP
Various, RobertParker.com
TA
Tim Atkin, TimAtkin.com
VM
Various, vinous.com

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