Splendid sparkler

Josef Chromy Vintage 2011, Tasmania, AUD $42

This wine is an excellent example of how it takes a great deal of time to make ultra-fine, complex sparkling wine. Five years of lees ageing has allowed the wine to develop a fine bead and a gently creamy mouthfeel. And though there are layers of flavour, plus richness, the palate is still distinctly fresh and vibrant with beautiful long, lemony flavours. The dosage and acidity are perfectly integrated.

A highly refreshing and satisfying sparkling wine.

Score: 95 ★★★★★

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: 2017 to 2019

Food: Gougères

Stockists: Josef Chromy Wines; Fine Wine Partners, Sydney (AU distributors)

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