Chandon Brut NV
A change in livery is always a good time to revisit popular wines – much loved friends born anew. After 35 years in Australia, since the much missed Dr Tony Jordan established the Australian winery representing this international household name, we have fresh clothes on these old favourites. At $25 across the range, these are surely as good a value sparklings as you are likely to find. The Brut has a deep yellow gold colour. Spices, florals and a note like vanillin icing sugar. Crisp and clean to start, but it soon softens and blossoms. Flavours include fresh strawberries and a hint of toast. Mouthfilling and delicious; it is not overly complex, but complexity is probably not what one is seeking at this level. Lovely drinking and cracking value.