Chandon Brut Classic

imageLCBO#: 218032
Price: $29.85
Made in: California, USA
By: Domaine Chandon

Nice limited edition bottle with the blue stripes and red ribbon. Yeast nose with some sweetness from the grapes to balance things, with hints of sourness. Flavours of the fruit as well, with well-blended sweetness and sourness. The yeast lingers in the finish, giving the almond notes described on the back of the label. Decent dryness, but not as much as suggested on back. Find it a little more on the sweet side, but this makes it easy to drink. We like this one, but more of a treat (for the price).

Rating: 3.9/5

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Poulet & Fils Crémant de Die Brut

imageLCBO#: 392555
Price: $17.95
Made in: Pontaix, France
By: Earl Cave Poulet Et Fils

A French Sparkling imported in Canada by The Case for Wine. Loads of apples in the aromas. After breathing a while, notes of honey (and maybe sugars) in the nose. The apples are also very present in the taste with some hints of wood, sourness and dryness. Very mild yeast lingers on the tongue. There is a slight metallic note in the flavours which is the only little offensive part. For some, might be a sharp bitterness. Other than that, pretty decent overall.

Rating: 3.8/5

Schlumberger Sparkling Brut

imageLCBO#: 284596
Price: $16.95
Made in: Vienna, Austria
By: Schlumberger GMBH

Might be one of our first Austrian Sparkling. Nice presentation… clean and classy. Mild aromas of pear, apples and yeast. The taste is slightly fruity at first, but falls short quite quickly only leaving very light yeast lingering. So, not much here. Pretty dull overall, but nothing offensive. Mild dry mouthfeel with a little sourness after breathing. Very light hints of oranges and honey appear when it warms up. One that we will enjoy with Chambord raspberry liqueur, as this will add some flavour.

Rating: 2.2/5

Château des Charmes Sparkling Rosé 2011

imageLCBO#: 78055
Price: $28.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Chateau Des Charmes

Beautiful light pink colour, this Ontario Rosé pulls out aromas of yeast over the watered berries. The taste is a little more on the sweet side, then dry. The mouthfeel is thankfully not as syrupy as expected from the flavours. The mild dry finish does help. It is always nice to try a wine from a vineyards we have visited before. Good, but a little on the pricy side for what it is.

Rating: 3.7/5