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|SMALL PARCELS FIZZ 2012 Traditional method, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Forward medium straw colour. Slightly spicy, honeyed, ripe apple puree nose with some hints of minerality and a very faint touch of toast. Very dry, medium-light bodied, tangy, bright, slightly tart, lemon-apple-melon flavours with a crisp, very effervescent finish. Has 12% alcohol and 9 g/L residual sugar with lot number L3067. The 2012 (**/**+) was released on March 18, 2017 at $29.95.
Bright, Spicy, Effervescent
|TASTING NOTE: As if on cue the 2012 Small Parcels sparkling (Brut) delves even deeper into the autolysis of Marlborough capability. The combination of chardonnay and pinot noir comes into a hyperbole state as compared to 2011, arid, dusty and striking with fierce arrows of acidity. The lemon-lime structure is vehement and aggressive, followed by more dry as the desert compression in the intensity of toasty flavour. Just like a zero dosage Champagne will do, this takes both breath and saliva away. Wait a year and the find something fatty and delicious to pair alongside. Drink 2018-2022. Score - 90 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, March 9, 2017)
||vintages release - July 7, 2018
||151 (6 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent