Brut Reserve No.6 and Blanc de Noirs 2015 Gift Set
This gift set includes:
- 1 bottle Brut Reserve No.6 (in gift box)
- 1 bottle Blanc de Noirs 2015 (in gift box)
- 2 Harrow & Hope glasses
- 1 Harrow & Hope bottle stopper
About the Brut Reserve No.6
No 6 is based on 2017, a year noted by its devastating frost both in the UK and in Europe. After being severely frosted in 2016 we were not going to stand by and let it happen again so wisely invested in an army of frost candles and managed to ward it off with very little damage. We were rewarded with a relatively cool but calm season and started picking late September, our earliest pick on record. 2017 favoured Chardonnay and it really shows in the wine with a more refined, soft and gentle character than previous releases. 20% oak aged reserve wines were used in the blend to add extra richness, complexity and length. Always fresh and vibrant on release it will reward extra cellaring with increased toasty complexity. Drink now until 2028.
About the Blanc de Noirs 2015
This wine epitomizes everything that was great about 2015. A fantastic year for Pinot, the cool, dry and long season really helped to bring out the ethereal flavours of this famously finicky variety. We’ve certainly been patient, giving it 40 months ageing on lees to really nurture these flavours and build texture and balance, giving the wine everything it needs for a very long life ahead.
I expect great things from this wine, but again we have to be patient. Although the 2015 is much more approachable at this stage than the 2013, don’t be fooled. By all means have a bottle this Christmas, but it will only really start opening up around the middle of next year. Time is the greatest winemaking tool we have.
GOLD Wine GB 2020, Trophy Best Blanc de Noirs Wine GB 2020, 17.5/20 JancisRobinson.com