From 2019's UK Winery of the Year, this is a stunning, 97-point, all Chardonnay English fizz from Henry and Kaye Laithwaite's superb Marlow estate. 2015 is a top vintage and this is a stand out fizz that sold out quickly last year. Drink now or keep.
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Beyond the Label
Intense ripe stone fruit, well structured, great length, minerality
Creamy peach and apricot, yeasty brioche notes, lemon and minerality
Decanter said that “English sparkling wine is a world class product”. And Henry and Kaye Laithwaite’s Harrow & Hope is one of the best - 2019 UK Winery of the Year and with other Trophies to boot. Until 2010 Henry had been more used to making reds in Oz and Bordeaux, but he and his wife Kaye returned to England and planted a 10-hectare vineyard in Marlow with Chardonnay and both Pinots. In 2013, they completed a new winery. Henry’s had top names advising him – the late Tony Jordan of Australia’s Moët et Chandon and the UK’s late King of Fizz, Mike Roberts. Their superb Blancs de Blanc is pure Chardonnay from a small, very fine vintage. Half fermented in barrel and aged on its lees for four years, it has ripe fruit, with excellent structure.
"Bold and bright, with plenty of orange, with hints of honey-drizzled wholewheat biscuits and toast"
Susy Atkins 97 pts, Decanter magazine