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NYETIMBER Blanc de Blancs 2010

(England) $79

Imagine a sword, dazzling sharp, coated in swirls of whipped cream. That’s English sparkling wine at its best—icicles of beautiful acidity sheathed in pillows of richness. This past fall, I spent a week visiting the top producers of English sparkling wine and came away stunned by the quality. Yes the south of England has the same chalky soils as Champagne, but nothing could have prepared me for such mesmerizing textures and delicious flavors. Nyetimber, one of the first English sparkling firms, is among the best. (12% abv)

95 points KM

Available at Wine.com

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