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ENTOURAGE GRAND RESERVE BRUT SPARKLING 2016 Traditional method, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer JACKSON-TRIGGS
A THIRD REPEAT of the 2016 (**+) that was last released on May 30, 2020 at $29.95. Assessed from a newly shipped bottle just purchased at the LCBO. Bright medium-light straw colour with streams of tiny bubbles. Fairly attractive, slightly spicy, fresh, Anjou-pear-tinged, ripe, apple-based fruit with some lemon-melon-tinged, faintly mineral-toast notes. Dry, medium bodied, fairly spicy, faintly honeyed, ripe apple-melon-lemon flavours with a lingering, fairly fruity, crisp, gently leesy finish and good effervescence. This well structured blend of 49% Chardonnay, 47% Pinot Noir and 4% Pinot Meunier was whole-bunch pressed, clarified and fermented in individual varietal batches. The assemblage was tiraged on January 27, 2017 and this batch was disgorged on January 15, 2021 with now 48 months on the lees - not 36 months. It has 12.7% alcohol, 8 g/L residual sugar and 7.4 g/L total acidity. There is no indication of lot number or the date when this individual bottle was actually disgorged - there is however a code on the shipping case. All in all, itís ripe and ready-to-drink. CSPC 234161
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **+(89 points)
Crisp, Fresh, Fruity, Effervescent
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: A very impressive high quality sparkling wine from this well known Niagara-on-the-Lake winery. At $29.95, Jackson-Triggs' Entourage Grand Reserve Brut has become a Sommelier favourite with each vintage given its consistent quality yet at a fraction of the price sparkling wines of this caliber often command. The 2016 vintage is the finest I recall tasting - every component of this wine is working in beautiful harmony, from its creamy mousse to the rich stone fruit and marzipan pasty notes, culminating with a long refreshing finish as the endless stream of micro bubbles persists. Enjoy: 2020-2025. Highly recommended! Score - 93 (Matt Steeves, quercusvino.ca, June 2020) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 26, 2021
Cases bought 80 (6 bottles per case)

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