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NYETIMBER Blanc de Blancs Brut 2013

(Sussex, England) $75

Nyetimber makes so many superb English sparklers that choosing just one to write about isn’t easy. Still, for the sheer thrill of its flavors, the Blanc de Blancs is astounding. The first sip is as pure, starched, and chalky as it gets. Minerals dart around in the wine like a thousand points of light. There are waves of crème brûleé, brioche, crème fraiche, sea salt and French vanilla custard. And in the center of it all, that addictive aroma of just kneaded bread dough ready to go into the oven.  Founded in 1086, the Nyetimber estate was mentioned in the Domesday Book, William the Conqueror’s great land survey of England and Wales. (12% abv)

94 points KM

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