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2014 Bream Creek Cuvee Traditionelle Vintage

Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
$39. 99 Bottle
$479.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2020-2026)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork
A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that has been aged for over 5 years on lees. A well proportioned fluffy white mousse sits over a pale straw coloured base that has pale gold edgings. Fine profuse bead. Subtle aromas of red apple and lemon sherbet mix with yeast lees and light pear notes. Refreshing pear and citrus fruits gently infused with smoky minerals are tense and sculptured in their feel. Some yeast lees and light baked fruits sit in the background. Crisp dry finish with a chalk tinged aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 12.5%

Other Reviews….
If you are looking for a quiet storm of a Tasmanian sparkling, Bream Creek, east of Hobart, will fill that desire. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the Cuvée Traditionelle typically spends at least 5 years on lees before disgorging and will continue to age in bottle for several years from its release and the 2014 does not deviate from the quality I have come to expect from them.
A rich and buttery brioche, honeycomb, lemon curd, peach blossom and vanilla yoghurt on the nose, the freshness of youth is evident amongst the autolytic characteristics but on the palate, its youth is truly revealed. Crisp green apples, oyster shells, white nectarines, fresh lemon zest all find their way to the front with those toasty notes taking a back seat. Pure elegance with a clean and lean lingering finish, this is a stylish sparkling wine to either drink now or cellar for up to a decade. Drink 2020-2030.
94 points
Curly Haslam-Coates – The Wine Front