Kreglinger Vintage Brut 2004


There was a time when I could relatively easily spot Tasmanian sparkling wines in amongst Champagnes in a blind tasting.  The give aways?  More primary fruit, lower acidity, less yeast and a honeyed character even in young releases.  No longer.  Tasmania is Australia's premier sparkling wine region and comparisons with Champagne are comfortable in quality terms.  The reasons Tasmania has been able to achieve this are worthy of their own post, and so I shall do that.  If you have a view, please let me know.  This particular Tasmanian wine is a delicious sparkling from Kreglinger.  A blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, and consumed at 13 years of age, it has very attractive toast and yeast aromatics, and a racy, fresh palate with flavour and poise.  (Alc: 12.5%, Region: Tasmania, Rating: Very Good, Would I buy it based on this tasting? Yes, Drink: now to 2027, Tasted: Mar, 2017)

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