The top fizz from the Bird in Hand team made from Pinot Noir in the traditional method with 18 months on lees. I love the packaging, the bottle has sensuous lines and the labelling is uber stylish. The wine inside is comparable to popular branded Champagnes around the similar price.
The tight nose and texture of this wine adds to its allure. Ripe berries and cream meld with lightly toasted brioche and nougat. The bubbles are fine and creamy and the finish is dry and crisp. Joy should not be reserved only celebrations, but it has enough character to enjoy with seafood and lightly flavoured starters for a special dinner.
Bottled Joy!! Who could ask for more.
Date: 31 May 2014 Price: $75 Value: $$ Drink: Now – 3 years