Just Released, From previous vintages
From the Hilltops area near Young, this bubbly has some appealing smoky characters on the nose. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy but is underpinned by a savoury taste. There’s some subtle spice on the crisp finish Jeff Collerson, Best Drink Daily Telegraph, July 2011.
This is from Moppity's entry label which has a healthy habit of punching well above its weight in terms of quality and price and is named after owner Jason Brown's convict ancestors A blend of cool climate fruit from Hilltops it's bright bubbly and creamy with citrus fruit flavours, a fine, persistent bead and a clean, dry finish. Drink as an aperitif. Illawarra Mercury.
“This is delicious; a perfect pre-dinner drink that’ll cheer you up no end.” - Gold Coast Bulletin
It's attractive; an aperitif style akin to a young blanc de blancs. The acidity is rather shrill but keeps it lively. Delicate, lean and appetite-stimulating SMH Bargain Bubbly of the Week- July 2011
When was the last time we advertised a sub-$20 vintage sparkling. Answer? Never. But before we go on, for a moment forget the price, forget this is a vintage sparkling off a single vineyard over 30 years old. Forget it's from a quality producer and forget the glowing reviews. It's what's inside that I really like. It's light & dry with fantasy-like bubbles. There's a delicate creamy mouthfeel with hints of honey and almonds. Simply, it ticks the boxes of many sparklings that retail for about $20. Folks, there is no need to enter a bottlo, you know, one of those corner-jobs, that's open all hours of the night with the 7/11 fluro lights & neon VB signs in the window to grab cheap bubbles anymore. And at $14 a bottle, this Lock & Key vintage sparkling punches in the middle weight division despite having a price of a light weight. For a glass of sparkling after work, this will do just nicely thanks.