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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer OYSTER BAY
Bright very pale salmon pink colour. Slightly spicy, faintly honeyed, ripe plum-ruby grapefruit nose. Off dry, medium-light bodied, tangy, fairly spicy, effervescent, ripe apple-plum flavours with a crisp, unoaked finish. Ready-to-drink. Has 12% alcohol and 10 g/L residual sugar with a new lot number L7353 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Last appeared in Vintages (**/**+) on December 9, 2017 at $21.95 and was an Explorer Selection. CSPC 280172
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Del Can
Country New Zealand
Rating **(87.5 points)
Spicy, Honeyed, Apple Driven
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: A lovely persistence of tiny bubbles beading along the sides of the glass in this toasty New Zealand sparkling wine. Aromas of citrus spice and strawberry flan. The chardonnay grapes in this blend come from Hawkes Bay region, while pinot noir grapes hail from Marlborough. Lovely persistence of flavours and bubbles. Crisp, clean finish. A solid value for a sparkling wine: crisp, clean and fresh. Try with fried fish, potato chips, roast turkey and New Year's resolutions. Stock up now for the holidays! Score - 91 (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, July 8, 2017) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 9, 2018
Cases bought 549 (6 bottles per case)

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