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SMALL PARCELS FIZZ 2012 Traditional method, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KIM CRAWFORD
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. CSPC 381236
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Art Can
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Bright, Spicy, Effervescent
LCBO Note Status
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) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 7, 2018
Cases bought 151 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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