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Susie Barrie MW & Peter Richards MW – Full on English


Susie Barrie MW & Peter Richards MW

October 2013

TV wine experts and married Masters of Wine Susie Barrie and Peter Richards reviewed Nyetimber’s Tillington Single Vineyard in October 2013.

“The wine itself is gorgeous: rich yet subtle, with a lovely inviting perfume and succulent, hedonistic charm. It is broad and muscular, with superb breadth, texture, finesse and length.”

“But does it justify its lofty price tag? In short, yes.”

“We argue passionately against English fizz producers artificially raising prices simply so they’re not perceived as inferior to champagne – folly, in our view. But, when the quality is there (as it is with the Tillington 2009), why not establish a precedent in the luxury category, which can raise the prestige of local wine, fly the flag for Britain internationally and help make the industry, which has high costs, sustainable as it grows?”