Arras EJ. Carr Late Disgorged Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir pays tribute to the dedication and inspiration of its maker, EJ. Carr. As the pinnacle of House of Arras, EJ. Carr Late Disgorged is a wine of great intensity and character, with excellent structural elegance and flavour persistence. After 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 2002 vintage is the fifth only release of this wine.
- TAS - Tasmania
Ed Carr admits '02 was a difficult season in Tasmania, but after more than a decade on lees, here's testimony to his skill. A 58/42% chardonnay/pinot blend, retaining tightly defined grapefruit and white peach focus in the midst of well-defined roast nut toastiness, creamy mouthfeel and compelling struck flint complexity. Rating 95 - Drink by 2016, TS - Wine Companion 2014
After the very restrained 2001, Ed Carr describes 2002 as a very challenging vintage to get his head around, with a lot of unevenness in fruit ripeness. A testimony to his talent, there’s no suggestion of this a decade on. Instead, a true Australian prestige cuvée of remarkable persistence, great complexity and precise focus. Primary grapefruit, brown lime and white peach fruit remain amidst lovely struck flint reductive complexity and ever-rising depth of roast nut toastiness. It’s tight and focused and creamy all at once, with dosage sitting neatly within its fruit. Rating 95 - Drink to 2016, Tysonstelzer.com
Winery Tasting Notes
A true prestige cuvée based on attributes of pristine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the finest Tasmanian vineyards, crystal clear in appearance with an enticing fine and persistent bead. This wine is medium deep straw in colour with a fresh gold hue.
The bouquet displays lifted nuances of brown lime, butter biscuit and oyster.
The palate reveals a complex flavour profile, exhibiting characters of honey, nougat, sourdough toast and truffle. A richly flavoured and intriguing palate, with a strong natural acid backbone, elegant structure and great persistence. The wine retains a brilliant freshness and vibrancy - the hallmark of the House of Arras style.
Best to drink now, maximum of 2 years.
Medals & Trophies
Trophy - Best Late Disgorged Mature Vintage Sparkling Wine Trophy
Gold Medal, 2014 Tasmania wine show, Mature Sparkling wine category Class 27
Gold Medal, 2014 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships