Yellow Tail Bubbles Sparkling Wine

australian wine  %tages Yellow Tail Bubbles Sparkling WineYellow Tail, or [yellow tail] as they write it, is one of those brands that many people view as the epitome of cheap wine.  In fact, when I tell people about this website I’m often questioned if I drink a bunch of Yellow Tail.  In fact, I don’t.  This is the first time we’ve reviewed a Yellow Tail wine.  It’s not out of malevolence for the brand or anything like that, there’s just sooooo many different wines out there to choose from that we haven’t gotten around to a [yellow tail]… until now.
I have to declare, that Australia isn’t on the top of my list when I’m shopping for sparklers.  With so much excellent Italian Prosecco, Spanish Cava, Alsatian Cremant and Californian bubbly out there, I’m just not that liable to make it to the Australian section.  But why not?  They make some fantastic wine in Australia!  They can probably make some fantastic bubbly too.

This one has a honestly forceful nose, with slight apple aromas.  The palate is off-dry with slightly sweet yellow tasty apple flavors.  It’s honestly simple, but it’s pleasant tasting.  The foam in this wine feel like those from a soda.  The foam might come from a gas injection method versus the traditional fermentation in the bottle method.  I could not find any statement about their method anywhere in their literature, so I don’t know for sure.  Regardless of whatever method they used, it has some foam but the texture of those foam isn’t quite cutting it for me.  It finishes with more apple flavor and a touch of lemon.  While I wouldn’t say this wine really knocked my socks off, it was subdue enjoyable and a bargain for the fee.
One thing that I did like about this wine is the cap.  It came with a resealable, plastic cap.  This allows you to cap the wine if you don’t want to drink the whole bottle in one evening.  And the cap will fit most additional sparkling wine bottles too, so you can keep it and use it over and over with additional bottles of bubbly.
Wine: Yellow Tail
Variety: Sparkling wine
Vintage: Non-vintage
Alcohol: 11.5%
Rating: 84
Fee: $10.00

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