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GOLD LABEL BRUT SPARKLING 2017 Traditional method, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BLUE MOUNTAIN
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Blue Mountainís consistently well-made, effervescent, Okanagan method Champenoise is worth a detour. This is the 10th Vintages release I have tasted since 2011 and it is showing very well. Bright medium straw colour, the nose is gently complex and gently spicy and faintly honeyed with ripe lemon-melon-apple fruit along with some mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied and nicely structured with tangy, fresh, mineral-tinged, ripe lemon-apple flavours with a lingering,slightly spicy, still fresh, effervescent finish. An excellent blend of 57% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay and 4% Pinot Gris, this fine, food-friendly, best buy has 12% alcohol and 8 g/L residual sugar. Aged on itís lees for 24 months, the identification ď2017 DISGORGED 03/20Ē appears in large letters on the back label. This is important because every vintage batch has its own personality. Unfortunately, Vintages quotes scores/tasting notes that are based on earlier vintages and does not necessarily reflect whatís actually available. CSPC 206326
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Rog Com
Country Canada
Region British Columbia
Rating ***(91 points)
Dry, Vibrant, Effervescent
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Clean and highly toasty, a very biscuity style of traditional method sparkling. Length and depth are impressive. Always in the top echelon of Canadian bubbly. Drink or hold mid-term. Score - 91 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, May 22, 2019) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 23, 2021
Cases bought 66 (12 bottles per case)

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