Canterbury Wines: Sparkling White

By: Canterbury Wines  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Wine

    "Baby Arras..Terrific value" - Matthew Jukes, 2005 Top 100 Wines; James Halliday - 91 points; Tyson Stelzer - 90 points; Peter Forrestal, Top 100 Drops - 17.0 points      $22.95 per bottle

   "THIS IS THE BEST BUBBLES UNDER $20 MADE IN AUSTRALIA, NO QUESTION" - Paddy Kendler; Trophy Best Sparkling 2009 National Wine Show; "This makes yet another award winning appearance, this time for unmatched value" - The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide, Best Value Sparkling Wine; "A complex but finely balanced palate, with creamy/bready yeast lees notes woven through apple and stone fruit flavours" - James Halliday, 95 points  $18.95 per bottle

  DUAL TROPHY WINNER - Best Sparkling at 2010 Tri Nations Wine Challenge & 2010 National Wine Show; "This has piercing fine citrus, white and pink florals, fine yeast-derived complexity and hints of grilled hazelnut. Laser-like precision on the palate" - Nick Stock, 95 points; "This stunning Victorian wine has great personality. Highly scented, it is citrusy, nutty, rich and complex, in a racy, authoritative style that compares favourably with most champagnes" - Michael Cooper MW; "Very elegant, fine and long, and no attempt to build flavour through high dosage; Brown Brothers has the style down pat. Will improve on cork" - James Halliday, 94 points  $39.95 per bottle

  "As ever, a very well made, upper echelon sparkling wine, with finesse and flavour" - James Halliday, 94 points   $39.95 per bottle

     $30.50 per bottle

 James Halliday - 92 points  $29.50 per bottle

     "Usually our favourite sparkling wine from this prestigious Yarra Valley winery, and so it is with the '04 vintage. It's all harmony and balance" - Epicure Uncorked *****; Jeremy Oliver - 93 points; Peter Forrestal, Top 100 Drops - 17.5 points   $31.50 per bottle

    Gourmet Traveller Wine - 93 points *****; "Excellent complex drinking" – Winewise     $29.50 per bottle

  "Very fine, tight wine with strong toasty flavours. Aromatic and almost perfumed wine with an ethereal texture and lingering finish.. This is the best example of Pelorus I've tasted" - Bob Campbell MW, 94 points   $37.50 per bottle

      James Halliday - 91 points  $35.95 per bottle

    "Seriously good.. The end result is like the ultimate bellini, sweet and juicy and fruit sweet, but crisp and refreshing, with almost limitless drinkability and underplayed acidity. It's a wine that just revels in the simple glory of fermented grape juice" - Andrew Graham - 92 points; "Appeley, grapey, sherbety, delicious and heaps of fun" - Max Allen       $19.95 per bottle

    Superb; complex and lingering      $29.95 per bottle

    Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine - 2007 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards; "A classically flinty blanc de blancs style with an ethereal texture.. a delicate yet powerful wine" - Gourmet Traveller Wine, 96 points *****; "Stylish stuff" - Winewise, Highly Recommended; "A multi-award-winning bubbly everywhere from here to Britain" - Peter Saunders, Best of the Best *****    $42.50 per bottle

    "A very attractive wine and certainly the best example under this label I've tasted" - Gourmet Traveller Wine, 95 points *****; "It's rounded and beautifully textured on the palate with bright acidity and a pleasant lingering finish. This is very easy to like as it flows so smoothly through the palate" - Sam Kim    $36.95 per bottle

    "Easily New Zealand's most Champagne-like bubbles" - Joelle Thomson; "Yummy!" - Sue Courtney    $31.50 per bottle

       $27.95 per bottle

   "As ever, immaculately composed, structured and balanced; this is the real deal for mainland sparklings" - James Halliday, 95 points    $29.50 per bottle

     "The perfectly balanced acidity ensure great length" - Halliday's Top 100 of 2006, 94 points; "A refreshing, fine, and elegant sparkling wine of elegance and tightness" - Jeremy Oliver, 94 points; "Tense, racy, refined refreshment" - The Wine Front, 91 points   $34.50 per bottle

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Wine

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