Freycinet Radenti R3 Sparkling
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Freycinet Radenti R3 Sparkling

$67. 99
$815.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Geoff and Susan Bull founded Freycinet Vineyard in 1979 on Tasmania's East Coast, near the Freycinet Peninsula. This area, named after French explorer Louis de Freycinet, is at latitude 42 degrees. The 15-hectare vineyard is family-owned, and all the wines are made exclusively from grapes grown, produced, and bottled on the estate. The vineyard benefits from a warm and sheltered location in Tasmania's otherwise cool climate, allowing for the careful cultivation of moderate yields of fully ripe and healthy grapes. Radenti R3 is a multi vintage blend of three vintages (40% 2012, 44% 2013 16% 2014) with overall blend proportions at 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. Further complexity is gained through long elevage in tank on lees and a further 7 years of maturation in bottle before being disgorged.

Other Reviews....
The R3 is drawn from three vintages (44% '13, 40% ’22 and 16% ’14), with an overall blend of 70/30% chardonnay/pinot noir. The multi-vintage approach provides an expansive aromatic profile of apple, oatmeal, soft spice and expressive autolysis notes. Fine, consistent bubbles and impressive fruit stretch taut over a canvas of abundant acid drive and a long, mealy finish. Very impressive. Drink 2022 - 2030.
95 Points
Dave Brookes - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

If you’re looking to spend $65 on a bottle of sparkling wine, then this is a fine choice, and money well spent. It’s made using a 70/30 blend of chardonnay/pinot noir but more to the point, it’s a blend of three vintages – 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Beautiful intensity and indeed complexity here. Honey, stonefruit, nuts and cooked apples, with cream, toast and lees laid on. It’s a meal, a delicious meal, in a glass, though both freshness and cut are still well maintained. The honeyed, toasty overtones of this are quite wonderful. Drink 2022 - 2025.
94 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front