Thorn-Clarke Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV Brut Reserve

imageLCBO#: 280925
Price: $16.95
Made in: South Australia, Australia
By: Az. Thorne-Clarke Wines

This Australian Sparkling comes in a nicely labeled bottle. It seems to have a pink hue. The nose has this Pinot Noir red grape aroma giving some sweetness with some light hints of smokiness (after breathing). The taste starts off on a sour note with a yeast finish. A big yeasty end. Not much other than that. Smells nice, but the taste is not happening. Too much yeast and not much else.

Rating: 3.1/5

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Thorn-Clarke Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Reserve

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LCBO#: 280925
Price: $17.00
Made in: Australia
By: Thorn-Clarke Wines
Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

The Pinot Noir grapes in this one adds a bit of colour to this South Australian sparkling. Close to looking like a Rosé. Yeast nose with hints of sweet fruits, like berries. This continues into the taste, with strawberry notes covering the yeast. Mild dryness with enough wetness to be refreshing. The yeast lingers in the aftertaste, with a little tart. An interesting Sparkling with some Pinot Noir to balance the Chardonnay. Still, a bit too much yeast for our likings. Taking over the nice fruitiness. Better colder for that reason.

Rating: 3.9/5