Chandon, Brut Sparkling Wine, Argentina
We have seen the occasional South American sparkling wine on UK shelves in the past, but these have tended to be inexpensive, party wines. Now, this high quality
traditional method wine has arrived in Majestic, made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir at Moët et Chandon's Argentine outpost. At its list price of almost £20 it would be
tough to recommend it - not that it is not good, just that at £20 there's a lot of competition. But at the offer price it really is a bargain, with lots of toast, nuttiness
and honey from long ageing on the lees, really ripe Chardonnay fruit of baked apple pie and lemon, and a palate that is delightfully dry and refined. It has plenty of fruit and
flavour edging into the tropical, but it finishes with terrifically crisp acidity, a racy mousse, and a long, elegantly tapering finish. A very good buy reduced from its
normal £19.49 at Majestic, down to £12.99 from July 1 - August 4, 2014.
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