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CUVÉE EUGÉNIE BRUT CRÉMANT DE LIMOUX 2018 Traditional method, sustainable, AP, Languedoc, France
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ANTECH
This very tasty blend of 70% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin Blanc and 10% Mauzac has 12% g/L residual sugar and 9 g/l g/L residual sugar. Once again we have proof that a fine sparkling wine does not have to be expensive to be enjoyable. Bright pale straw colour, the nose shows some floral notes, honeysuckle and ripelemon-apple-pear fruit along with gentle, buttery, brioche notes. It’s quite dry and medium to medium-light bodied with very gently spicy, bright, well balanced, ripe lemon-apple-melon flavours and a lingering, refreshing, harmonious, effervescent, slightly toasty finish. This versatile, ready-to-drink, crowd-pleaser will not disappoint. It has lot number L2040R on the upper part of the glass bottle meaning that this batch was aged for 35-months on its lees! Different and for me much better than the old 85-point score (17/20) from July 16, 2020 review quoted by the LCBO. CSPC 25367
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country France
Region Languedoc
Rating ***(90 points)
Dry, Harmonious, Effervescent
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Certified Terra Vitis. 70% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin, 10% Mauzac. Dosage 8 g/l. Smells like elderflower-scented cream. Pretty and girlish. It makes me think of the lacy clouds of Queen Anne's Lace growing along the roadsides and hedgerows in May. Ripe white peaches. Touch of shortbread bringing subtle autolytic complexity. Soft but well structured. And there are hidden depths to this wine! Françoise Antech suggested pairing it with a ceviche prawn, avocado and grapefruit salad, which I was a bit dubious about, thinking that the wine would not hold up to the strong, sweet-citrus acidity of the grapefruit, let alone the lemon juice, tobasco and chives. But the pairing brought out a new dimension in the wine, a depth I hadn't noticed before, and it made the simple salad taste vividly bright. Up there with one of the best food and wine pairings I've had! When to drink: 2020-2022. Score - 17 (out of 20) (Tamlyn Currin, jancisrobinson.com, July 16, 2020) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 13, 2022
Cases bought 219 (12 bottles per case)

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