The Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged is the ultimate expression of the House of Arras journey and the man behind the vision. Made from the noble grape varieties of prestige sparkling wine, sourced from exceptional cold climate Tasmanian vineyards, this wine exhibits all the elegance, power and vibrancy that are the hallmarks of world class premium sparkling wine. After ten years on lees, it is the patience to allow the wine to mature at its own pace and the experience to know when it is at its best that has allowed this wine to achieve rich new heights in complexity and intensity. Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged pays tribute to the patience, dedication and inspiration of its maker – Ed Carr
- TAS - Tasmania
Made from chardonnay and pinot noir sourced from the Pipers River, Upper and Lower Derwent Valley, not released until it has spent at least 10 years on lees. Glowing green-gold, fine mousse; a rich, complex and toasty bouquet; the palate has all of the foregoing, plus delicacy and perfect balance. Rating 96 - Drink by 2016 James Halliday, Wine Companion (APR/2013)
EJ Carr 2001 is one of the most refined sparkling wines ever made in this country. Southern Tasmania has proven just what heights it can achieve in elegant subtlety of yellow plum, lemon zest and white peach fruit. A touch over ten years on lees has built great complexity of dried fruits, butter biscuits, mixed spice, even a wisp of woodsmoke. It’s seamlessly strung, textured with chalky minerality and accented with a hint of seasalt. Such gloriously understated elegance is seldom seen outside the hallowed caves of Champagne itself. This is precisely the same wine as the Arras Grand Vintage 2001 released at around $60 some four years ago, with an additional four years on lees. Is a more than three-fold price leap justified, even for a production of just 170 dozen? Rating 96 - Drink to 2016 - Tyson Stelzer, tysonstelzer.com
Complex from ten years on lees gives enormous intensity with apple creamy fruit, initially followed by buttered toast aromas and multi-layered flavours with toasted almond and savoury edges decorating the lemon citrusfruit. An elegant and detailed party in your mouth, dry and crisp with great line and length. 5 Star - Rob Geddes MW, Australian Wine Vintages, Gold Book (SEP/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Crystal clear with a fine and persistent bead, this wine is medium straw in colour with a bright yellow gold hue.
The nose displays intensely complex aromas of fresh oyster, nougat and cherry brandy, whilst the palate exhibits great poise and structural elegance with delightfully persistent flavours of toast, buttered mushroom and truffle oil. The wine retains a brilliant freshness and vibrancy - the hallmark of the House of Arras style.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Tasmanian Wine Show 2013