Flat Rock Riddled Sparkling 2008


LCBO#: 187377
Price: $24.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Flat Rock Cellars

This Sparkling is a blend of 71% Chardonnay and 29% Pinot Noir. Citrus aromas with some apples. The yeast has nicely disappear. Sweet fruity taste with a some sourness, and very light dryness in the finish. Notes of apples and wood. Pretty well-balanced, but not worth the price. Seems like those not-so refined, sweet easy-to-drink Sparkling that are usually half the price of this one. Also, weird to have a Sparkling without a cork, but a beer bottle cap.

Rating: 3.8/5

Prevedello Asolo Prosecco Superior Extra Dry


LCBO#: 262881
Price: 17.95
Made in: Vénétie, Italy
By: Prevedello

Very light coloured with a little creamy white cap. Apple aromas with a mild sweetness, honey-like. Eventually pears appear. Starts on the sweet taste, but blends in the apples, mild pears and hints of caramel and citrus in the finish. Not overly dry, but overall, a very well-balanced sparkling. Because of its strong flavours, it does tend to get heavy after a glass.

Rating: 4.1/5

Laurens le Moulin Limoux Brut


LCBO#: 180323
Price: $16.95
Made in: France
By: Domaine J. Laurens

Big creamy foamy head that gives out nice whiffs of apples. The aromas are nicely balanced between the apples and the yeast. Again, loads of apples in the taste, with a sweet middle that ends up short, cut by the light alcohol and yeast. So, lots of different apples all over this Sparkling, with very well-blended yeast. This is quite good.

Rating: 4.2/5