Tuesday, November 28, 2006

WINE: BLUE PYRENEES ESTATE Vintage Brut 2000

Type: Sparkling White
Origin: Australia
Approx Cost: $18

The kids at the Blue Pyrenees Estate do good work. The packaging isn’t great but what sits in the bottle is fantastic. Apparently they have collaborated with the Heidsieck label(s) from France and the taste is somewhat similar as a result. The cork pops out with a perfectly. Mousse and bead is quite good for an Aussie sparkling. Bead is fine and persistent. Pale straw colour. Deliciously crisp. Grapefruit, apple, lemon, pear, peach. Finish leaves a little to be desired.

Probably one of my favourite sparklings for under $20.

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2 comments:

Sam said...

I bought a bottle of the Richardson Cabernet by Blue Ppyranees as present for a German friend. I hope it's good.

Jobe said...

I hope so too.

You don't want to piss off the Germans...