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Hardys Sir James Cuvée Brut

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There's no pretence with this cheeky bottle of bubbles, just honest to goodness drinking at a well-affordable price. Crafted by the sultan of sparkling - Ed Carr - it's a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, and shows appealing lemon citrus and white peaches on the nose, with just a hint of buttered toast. The palate is succulent and smooth, with fine bubbles, bright acidity, and a clean, refreshing finish. Ideal for that casual night in with the girls.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Medium straw with a fresh green gold hue.

Nose: Butter, toast and mushroom notes from aged Chardonnay are complemented by white stone fruit characters of Pinot Noir.

Palate: Soft and flavoursome with an elegance of structure and persistence of flavour, this sparkling wine exhibits an aged style with crisp acid finish.

Food: Seafood.

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Hardys Sir James Cuvée Brut

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock says
Plenty of character here, and a good deal of complexity too at this level. Top value! There is some bready, gently yeasty complexity, a mix of pinot and chardonnay character wrapped together in fine, convincing style. Balanced and even.
Now
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010
89
Peter Forrestal says
I loved the Cuvee Brut last year but was less enthusiastic in this year's tastings, and so were the panel. But it's still a decent drink - complex, lightly yeasty with lemon citrus flavours, lively and bright on the palate.
Quaff 2010
James Halliday says
Scented acacia and citrus aromas; appealing citrus flavours on a delicate palate; neat dosage, neither sweet nor dry. Amazingly, given the price, it is bottle-fermented and spends 18 months on yeast lees.
Now
Australian Wine Companion 2006
87
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal says
When it comes to making sparkling wines, BRL Hardys Ed Carr has the Midas touch. This is a non-vintage blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, which is grown in three cool regions: the Yarra Valley, King Valley and Padthaway. The Sir James Brut has lemon-citrus aromas, is light-bodied, soft and round and has an almost creamy texture with a touch of sweetness to make it more approachable. We both enjoyed it because it was fine, clean and fresh.
Quaff 2001
Ken Gargett says
We should all drink a toast to the longevity of the dignified and very lovely Sir James Hardy. No, of course I don't know him personally, but he just looks so nice and Lady Joan seemed like a top sort on TV all those years. I reckon he's probably a champion bloke. The bubbles named after him are champions, too, winning gold medals all over the country
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007

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