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MÉTHODE CLASSIQUE Traditional method, Nova Scotia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BENAJMIN BRIDGE
Bright medium straw colour. Complex, fairly toasty, ripe lemon-melon nose with some faint smoky notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, very tangy, intense, ripe lemon flavours with a lingering, very high acid, faintly toasty finish. Has 11% alcohol and 11 g/L residual sugar. TONY ASPLER / 88.5-points - Reductive, minerally nose of winter apples; light to medium-bodied, crisply dry, green apple and lime flavours; fresh and lively on the palate with a smoky note in the end taste. CSPC 528752
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Lif Win
Country Canada
Region
Rating **+(89 points)
Dry, Intense, Complex, Tangy
LCBO Note Status
TASTING NOTE: This latest release of the NV Brut marks a big change, and improvement, from the previous bottling. It has moved to a clearly more complex, smoky, autolytic (toasty) style, and it's terrific. It contains reserve wines (chardonnay and pinot noir) up to 15 years old, going back to the inaugural 2002 vintage from Benjamin Bridge, alongside more youthful base wines from L'Acadie, Seyval and Vidal with an average of three years on lees overall. Depth and especially complexity, as well as length on the palate, are excellent, while the flavour profile is decidedly steely, flinty and smoky, dried spearmint, ginger, and lime-tinged, far more mineral than fruity and still remarkably fresh. I love the balance, the essentially bone dry nature with sharp but not sour acids, the transparent and sinewy texture, and the genuine concentration of flavour. Considering the attractive price, the impressive quality, and the volume available, this wine has the potential to put Nova Scotia sparkling firmly on the national and even world map. Score - 90 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, Dec. 8, 2016) Price $ 32.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 9, 2017
Cases bought 168 (6 bottles per case)

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