Saturday, January 20, 2007
N/V Conde de Velazquez Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
I saw this one for $10 and figured it would be interesting to try a sparkling wine from Chile. This is a blend of Semillon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.
White bread on the nose.
A bit of yeast and toast on the palate with some nice crisp apple and just a hint of citrus–lemon zest maybe.
The bubbles went flat on this quickly...the bottle has been open for around 20 minutes and within five minutes the glass I poured was flat.
The flavor on this isn’t bad, but the fact that it’s completely flat in under 30 minutes means I just can’t recommend it. You can do far better for $10.