E.J. Carr Late Disgorged

Light-Medium Bodied
Extra Brut
Fresh
Vintage
2006
Region
Tasmania
Size
750ml / 12.5% ABV
1998 was the first vintage of the E.J. Carr Late Disgorged and this 2006 release celebrates the 9th consecutive release. A rare level of sophistication that redefines the tirage.
Light bodied
Full bodied
Extra Brut
Demi Sec
Fresh & Zingy
Textured & Creamy
An intriguing palate demonstrating the perfect balance of flavour and elegance. Layers of lemon curd, natural yoghurt, butter biscuit and a hint of forest floor balance the tannin and natural acidity of the wine. A complex style expressing great sophistication and poise expected of the noble sparkling grape varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot noir grown in pristine cold climate vineyards.
Full Tasting Notes
  • Aroma

    Lifted characters of sea spray, exotic spice, Shiitake mushroom and brioche.
  • Palate

    Exquisite structural elegance and great tension within the balance of dosage, acidity and fine tannin. The wine finishes with the vibrancy of lingering natural acidity.
  • Vintage

    The 2006 vintage has evolved to express the depth of flavour, minerality, structural elegance and vibrancy.

  • Food Pairing

    Suggestion: Fresh seafood, either natural or with a light Asian influence.

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Winemaking Notes

Meticulously crafted from a tapestry of cool climate vineyards in pristine Tasmania, notably the Derwent Valley and East Coast. The grapes were hand-harvested and gently pressed with only the high quality ‘heart’ juice selected for this blend. After a carefully controlled primary fermentation with selected yeast, the wine underwent a second fermentation by lactic acid bacteria to soften and add complexity. The 2006 was aged on lees in tirage for 14 years developing an intensity of secondary characters recognised in the world’s finest cuvees.

It takes Australian sparkling onto a level of texture and complexity that no other producer can even seek to achieve. Comparisons with Krug or Bollinger are valid, regardless of preferences.
James Halliday
  • Award icon

    International Challenge UK 2021

    TROPHY Best Australian Sparkling - 2005 Vintage
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    Decanter Magazine Awards 2020

    Worlds Best, Sparkling Wine of the Year - 2004 Vintage
  • Award icon

    Halliday Wine Companion 2019

    Best Sparkling Wine 99 Points - 2004 Vintage
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    Australian Sparkling Awards 2017

    TROPHY Wine of Show - 2003 Vintage
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    International Wine & Spirit Awards 2017

    TROPHY Outstanding - 2003 Vintage
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    Champagne & Sparkling World Championship 2018

    Gold Medal - 2003 Vintage
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    Hobart Royal Wine Show 2015

    TROPHY Best Sparkling - 2003 Vintage

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