Our Quintessence, our multi-award winning English Cuvées have secured three more awards medals in 2016.
August 2016 Decanter Magazine, High Clandon Celebration Cuvée was ranked in top two of 97 English Sparkling Wines by Richard Hemming MW.
Our Magna Carta Cuvée 2010 vintage has been awarded three medals in international wine competitions - Gold, Silver and Bronze to add to the three won for the 2009 vintage Succession Cuvée - an accolade for this boutique Surrey Hills vineyard. It was one of only seven English sparkling wines to win Gold.
In the write-up for the Sommelier Wine Awards 2016: "The second year in a row for High Clandon at the Gold table. 'La classe!' began an impressed Christopher Delalonde MS of Medlar Restaurant, continuing: 'Fresh, bright nose with nuts, confit fruit, crushed berries, underlined with minerals. Complex, driven and taut mid-palate with texture and lift. The composition brings ripeness, density and tension together on a long finish with a touch of saltiness adding to the spectrum. Lovely weight with chiselling acidity profile.' 'Great style,' added team leader Angela Reddin, 'with a sustained sparkle and roast lemons on the palate."
On JancisRobinson.com our 2009 Cuvées achieved great scores of 17 & 17.5 as assessed by Richard Hemming MW of www.JancisRobinson.com. The Ultra Cuvée "…really lovely on the palate so flavoursome, the green apple fruit beautifully defined. Very slight autolysis. Salty sort of finish. Really savoury & dry and delicious. Very good indeed …" The Succession Cuvée "...the flavour profile pretty similar, delicious but framed very differently. Interesting!"
Derek Smedley MW ranked our award winner The Succession Cuvée at 93 http://www.dereksmedleymw.co.uk/wine-of-the-week The Succession Cuvée "There are a lot of different fragrances on the nose complex rose petal backed by lime flowers. The palate has depth of flavour richness white peach and pineapple some honey all underpinned by apple freshness. Rich on the back palate yet the finish is fresher with flavours that linger."