Private Order

• Order the following two wines, as well as those reviewed in the previous February 13, 2016 newsletter, by the case for home, restaurant or office delivery in Ontario from Nokhrin Wines or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if in the GTA phone 416 704-8617.

Champagne

***** drink now 
Jean Pernet Blanc de Blancs ‘Grand Cru - Réserve’ Brut Multi-Vintage
AOC Champagne, France $51.95 12.0% alcohol
This 100% Chardonnay gem delivers in spades—fruit sourced only from Grand Cru vineyards rested on lees for 30 months after fermentation. Aromas of baking bread morph into buttered toast on the nose. A fine-bead mousse carries striking flavours of sugared, grilled grapefruit, crisp green apple and notions of peach skin. It’s mouth-watering and refreshing throughout with good structure, excellent balance and an incredibly long aftertaste. Given all the attributes, it’s very good value Champagne with the price-quality ratio skewed well in your favour. (Vic Harradine)

****1/2 drink now 
Jean Pernet ‘Tradition’ Brut Multi-Vintage
AOC Champagne, France $40.00 12.0% alcohol
This nectarous blend—45% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier—rested 24 months on its lees before disgorgement. Pinpoint bubbles form generous mousse in the glass carrying aromas of nectarine, ripe pear and wisps of caramel apple. It’s creamy and lush on the palate with flavours of peach cobbler, glazed apricot and notions of ginger juxtaposed with vivid lemon acidity. It finishes balanced, crisp and refreshing. This is fabulous Champagne with a quality-price ratio skewed well in your favour. (Vic Harradine)