VINTAGE 2013, CLASSIC CUVEE
Disgorged in April 2018 this pale, shimmering gold 2013 Classic Cuvée has all the freshness and precision we’ve come to associate with Black Dog Hill’s celebrated fizz over the past seven years. Extra time on the lees has lent it more texture and depth on the palate while giving the nose greater savoury complexity. Hallmark lemon zest, quince and apple blossom overlie those freshly baked pastry and biscuit aromas. The lingering finish keeps you coming back for more, the flavours evolving in the glass each time you do. This would pair very well with roast turkey as well as all manner of seafood.
VINTAGE 2014, CLASSIC CUVEE
Unmistakably Black Dog Hill and undoubtedly the best vintage of Classic Cuvée since the 2011. This has all those fragrant apple blossom, citrus, brioche and biscuit aromas we love but with even greater structure and poise on the palate. The Chardonnay component gives the wine its racy style and drive while the Pinot Noir offers body, ripeness and red berry fragrance. Superbly balanced with impressive length, this is an elegant example of English sparkling wine from a producer at the top of their game.