Tis the season.
Sparkling from Luxembourg. At 12.4%. Cheaper than cheap Prosecco. Luscious on the palate. Could there be a better Christmas gift?
Decanter gave this a best in show, 95 points, platinum. I’m not sure we were drinking the same wine. However, it is wonderful. It is lovely. It has a finish that grows on you inch by inch and will lead you to polish off a bottle in no time. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are run of the mill but having Riesling in the mix is a game changer.
This will not sub for Champagne. In fact, it wouldn’t make for a very good general fizz to doctor with juice or liqueur. I would even nitpick on the effervescence (which is thick and heavy and without the streamlined cadence of fine champers). However, stand alone as a sparkler, with its tropical fruit notes and vanilla coconut finish, this is startlingly graceful at the price point.
Market Liquidity: Brilliant bubbles, and fun to boot.