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Raimes Classic, Hampshire 2018

Sparkling Wine from England
5.000000000 star rating 2 Reviews
A 2022 Wine Champion, this is an elegant, refreshing fizz from Hampshire , with fresh acidity, notes of apples, lemon verbena and biscuits. ‘This has a touch of class,’ remarked Sebastian Payne MW during our blind tastings.
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Code: SG3591

Wine characteristics

  • Sparkling Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Chardonnay
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2028
  • 11.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Champagne cork

JancisRobinson.com

Creamy citrus and deliciously, delicately toasty. Great balance between high acid and creamy, brioche autolytic character, quite broad in the mouth even with the high acidity. And just the slightest hint...
Creamy citrus and deliciously, delicately toasty. Great balance between high acid and creamy, brioche autolytic character, quite broad in the mouth even with the high acidity. And just the slightest hint of the spring hedgerow (subtle, wild blossom) that is so English. Good value. 16.5/20
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Julia Harding MW

Club Oenologique

English sparkling wine just gets better and here’s a great example from the epic ’18 vintage. A ‘grower’ sparkler made at Hattingley Valley, majority chardonnay with equal parts pinots noir and meunier....
English sparkling wine just gets better and here’s a great example from the epic ’18 vintage. A ‘grower’ sparkler made at Hattingley Valley, majority chardonnay with equal parts pinots noir and meunier. Aged for 35 months on lees, it’s a riot of orchard fruits balanced by signature English acidity; it’s youthful, yet showing well, with blanched hazelnuts and freshly baked croissant. Class in a glass.
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David Kermode

matthewjukes.com

I am a huge fan of Raimes wines, and they have garnered no less than nine mentions on [matthewjukes.com]in only four years! This is yet another silky, polished and near-luxurious wine with a cracking...
I am a huge fan of Raimes wines, and they have garnered no less than nine mentions on [matthewjukes.com]in only four years! This is yet another silky, polished and near-luxurious wine with a cracking price tag. I can, hand on heart, say that Champagne cannot come close to this level of joy at the thirty quid mark.
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Matthew Jukes

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