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|BRUT ZERO 2011 Traditional method, WO Western Cape, South Africa
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Bright pale straw colour. Attractive, intense, slightly spicy, complex, toasty, ripe lemon meringue nose. Dry, medium bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, complex, very faintly honeyed, tangy, lemon meringue flavours with a lingering, high acid, somewhat bitter finish with good effervescence. Has 12% alcohol and only 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L17289 on the back label. Disgorged April 2017. Noy up to the recommended best buy 2009 (***) released on April 16, 2016 at $22.95. TONY ASPLER / 88.5-points - Minerally, lemony nose with a floral note; medium-bodied, crisply dry with a chalky, lemony flavour.
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
|TASTING NOTE: Pale straw-yellow with a strong, fine mousse. Sexy musky perfume of peach, nutmeg, truffle and brioche, plus a touch of orange blossom. Strong frothy, penetrating wine with an impression of firm acidity owing to its dryness. Delivers lovely citrussy grip and penetration in a rather weightless, airy package. More austere and classic, with lovely subtle intensity of flavor and length: now we're talking! Has plenty of extract and intensity but remains lively and light on its feet. This impressive, gripping sparkling wine could still use a year or two to soften. Drinking window: 2018-2023. Score - 91 (Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, May 2017)
||vintages release - March 3, 2018
||199 (6 bottles per case)
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