E.J. Carr Late Disgorged

Light-Medium Bodied
Extra Brut
Zingy
Vintage
2005
Region
Tasmania
Size
750ml / 13% ABV
Discover a prestige cuvée crafted with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from the finest Tasmanian vineyards. This wine pays tribute to the dedication and inspiration of its maker, E.J. Carr.
Light bodied
Full bodied
Extra Brut
Demi Sec
Textured & Creamy
Fresh & Zingy
As the pinnacle of the House of Arras, the E.J. Carr Late Disgorged is a wine of great intensity and character, with excellent structural elegance and flavour persistence. After at least 10 years on lees the wine has amazing complexity and yet retains the remarkable freshness of the character typical of a world class prestige cuvée. A true expression of Tasmanian terroir and impeccable winemaking - the 2005 vintage is the eighth release of this wine.
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 2005 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 sourced from pristine fruit grown in iconic vineyards throughout Tasmania, this wine was made utilising winemaking methods of the highest degree. Methods include whole bunch pressing, primary fermentation on light grape solids & 100% malolactic fermentation of base wines to add sophistication and structure. The wine has then been nurtured over 13 years to achieve this exemplary wine style.

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
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    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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