Gwinllan Hebron 1st Release Limited Edition Silver Lining Sparkling Solaris 2018, Welsh IGP
Tasted 10 June 2021, Dartington Crystal "just the one" Champagne/Sparkling Wine Flute
Appearance: pale, lemon,
Nose: clean; medium intensity of pear and green apple; elderflower, hint of lees autolysis, developing.
Palate: Dry; medium acidity and alcohol; light body; the mousse needs a different descriptor - it’s neither delicate, nor aggressive but “creamy” isn’t quite the right word, either. The tiny
bubbles are fine but vigorous in my tall Dartington crystal “just the one” Champagne flute. Really intense primary flavours of ripe pear, ripe apple, tropical melon (and maybe a hint of lychee?); secondary: faint buttery biscuit: tertiary: evidence
of fruit development in a hint of dried apricot. A bit early for evidence of bottle ageing.
Quality: Excellent balance of fruit and acid; good length; great intensity; some complexity which is
likely to improve. Conclusion: Very Good
Potential: Ready to drink now and has great potential for ageing.