We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2014, a premium 100% Chardonnay sourced exclusively from the first 20 rows of our 20-year-old vines during this standout year for the English wine industry.
The 2014 is the second vintage that we’ve released since the launch of our core Reserve Blend range. As a Reserve Blend specialist, we source the majority of our wines from our magnificent 10 year library of reserves. Only when the quality of harvested fruit is particularly exceptional, do we create a vintage wine. The warm conditions, lack of frost, and Indian summer in 2014 brought remarkable ripeness and balance to the Chardonnay, all the elements required for a perfect vintage year!
Already impressing industry critics and judging panels, the 2014 has launched with a bang:
Gold Medal at WineGB 2023 Awards
17/20 from jancisrobinson.com
94 points Decanter
94 points Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com
93 points Joanna Simon, Waitrose Magazine
Tom Cannavan has described the wine,
“Upper echelons of all English sparkling wine.”
Tamlyn Currin at jancisrobinson.com adds her poetic tasting note,
“Corinne Seely’s trademark nervosité and tension run through the wine like piano wire, fibrillating with energy but, true to Exton Park, exquisitely precise.”
The 2014 is perfect for special occasions and will certainly impress – or, if you can hold onto it and resist opening, this wine has fantastic ageing potential.
Joanna Simon adds,
“I’m sure in five years’ time I’ll be giving this a higher score, but for now: 93+”
We’re excited to see how such a stunning and critically acclaimed wine will develop into something even more delicious in the future.
“The first time I tasted Exton Park I was astonished. The wine has a purity, clarity, but also an intensity of flavour and uniqueness of scent I'd never come across before.”Oz Clark - English Wine
“Exton Park and I share the same passion for quality, sustainability and local ingredients. Their winemaker, Corinne, mirrors the same level of precision and technique that I expect from the top chefs in my kitchens. This is why I selected Exton Park's Rosé for my restaurants.”Simon Rogan - 4 Michelin Star Chef
“Peaches and strawberries in effervescent perfection. Hampshire’s greatest hit.”Olly Smith - ITV Wine Critic, RB23 Rosé 2021
“Wines that are kaleidoscopically complex and exciting.”Jancis Robinson, 2021