Silverdale, WA 11% alc. (Purchased on 11/20/13)
The second and last of the two La Crois Du Pin bubblies that I recently purchased. And sadly, this one’s not much better (or as pretty) than the Rose’. Brilliant medium golden color with fair bubble stream, but nothing extraordinary. Nose is pleasant enough, but with somewhat unusual peach nuances and little yeastiness or bread dough aromas. In the mouth it’s spritzy and refreshing when served ice cold (as it should be). It’s bone dry and lemony with none of the peachy fruit showing in the flavors. And little of the yeasty flavors I like either. Short finish.
I wanted to review this before tomorrow night’s potential use of a pleasant sparkler to celebrate arrival of the New Year. My recommendation: go with something from your cellar (if you’ve got a bubbly in storage) or hit your local Cost Plus World Market (10% off to members), TJ’s or other favorite retailer. I’m sure you can do better for the same price or a few bucks more.