(2024) The 2010 blend is 45% Chardonnay, 44% Pinot Noir and 11% Pinot Meunier, my bottle disgorged January 2020 after almost 10 years on the lees with 9.7gl residual sugar. This is absolutely fresh - in some ways seeming more fresh than the 2013. The foamy cushion of mousse subsides to reveal distinct biscuit and buttery notes to small, redcurrant-like fruit and citrus peel. That toasty element - rarely found in pink sparkling wines - gives a richness and softness on the palate. A much more crisply-focused raspberry and lemon thrust of fruit and acidity asserts on the mid palate, leading the way into a shimmering acid finish, the dosage just softening the edges nicely. At time of review The Wine Society's price of £120 is very keen.
(2024) From a year described as 'temperate', this comes from the best vineyards parcels, composed of 51% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 9% Pinot Meunier. It is Brut with 9.4g/l and spent more than five years on the lees in Nyetimber's cellars. There are immediately complex autolytic notes, pastry and a touch of toast, truffle and umami/meaty nuances. In the mouth the mousse is firm and rich, and there's an overall impression of taut minerality. Fruit is lemony and limey, a hint of spice or cedar in there, and the racy line of acidity keeps it keenly focused. A decisive wine that will relax a little more with cellaring, but is racy and thrilling now.
(2024) The new vintage of Nyetimber's Prestige Cuvée is an assemblage, with 14% still Pinot Noir joining a blend of 64% Pinot Noir and 36% Chardonnay. It was fermented in stainless steel, with old oak barrels used to age the red wine portion. It spent almost six years aging on the lees, and was held back an additional three and half years post disgorgement. Peachy-pink in colour, aromas are of raspberry and strawberry, but there's a fascinating nutmeg spice and chestnut background. In the mouth, again raspberry giving a tart, dry appeal, a streak of Seville orange acidity lengthening the finish. The mousse does add a cushion of textural softness, but this is decisive, savoury and complex wine.