Monday, 19 December 2011

Jacobs Creek Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut NV

Sparkling wines are hard work to make as they require a lot of different processes.  If you want to bottle age the wine you would normally expect to pay more.  No so in the case of this wine as it sees bottle fermentation before it is released.  Just to comment on the quality to value ratio of this wine before I write my review. It is scary! This wine is available on the streets for $8 a bottle.  Just to put that in perspective, the bottle and cork for my wine comes out at $2 per wine and that is before you even start with the cost of oak, grapes, wine making and storage.

Jacobs Creek Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut NV

Oh so delicate with specks of strawberries, grapefruit and white nectarine before the flavours move to spice and shortbread.  As a cheap sparkling this is on the drier side and it rocks as a result.  It's for the serious drinker and a bargain price.  The wine finishes with a slight crunchiness that adds interest and even though this wine doesn't pack the length or flavour intensity into it as some other wines, it does provide a hell of a lot of goodness for the price.

Alcohol: 11.5%
Price: $8
Rated: 84
Drink: Now as they will make another good one in a bit.

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