2010 1086, Nyetimber, England (Gift Boxed)

2010 1086, Nyetimber, England (Gift Boxed)

The 1086 is Nyetimber’s prestige cuvée, produced to be the pinnacle of the estate. A careful selection of dozens of separate wines from the 2010 vintage, carefully blended together, it then spent six years on the lees before being disgorged. It’s not cheap, but it’s undoubtedly the most ambitious, and most complex, sparkling wine produced in England today. Notes of biscuit and red fruit, and a very long, focused finish. So impressive.

Critic score
92/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
  • Grape
    45% Chardonnay
    44% Pinot Noir
    11% Pinot Meunier
  • Maturity
    Ready 2023 - 2038info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV

Tasting notes

The 2010 Nyetimber 1086 was bottled May 2011 and disgorged in February 2019, representing the current release. It has a clean and fresh bouquet, not quite as complex as the 2009, but I appreciate the wet stone and dewy green apple note. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, cohesive and focused, almost Blanc de Blancs in style due to the very expressive Chardonnay. Excellent length here. A wine that I suspect will improve with further bottle age.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (September 2021)

Tasted blind. Light nose and very well-mannered palate. Everything in its place. Not too tart and with real interest. Complete. I actually thought this could be champagne.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (July 2021)

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