McWilliams Balance NV Brut Cuvee
With many good low calorie/low alcohol options available on the market at the moment, it is good to see that the scepticism about these wines is beginning to quieten down. In the past, some of that distrust was well directed at wines that could also have been labelled as ‘low flavour’. I was very pleased that this wine was not of the low flavour type although, in general, much work has been done with wines of this style in Australia to make sure that they no long fall into that category.
While it is lighter in character, it’s lemon citrus, light pear & stonefruit flavours were just the thing for countering the heat of summer where a big massive flavour & alcohol hit seems overwhelming.
It is dry, crisp with a good mousse (bubbles) & length. It has an ABV of 8% compared to the usual 12.5% for a fizz plus it has lower calories earning it a big tick of approval from Weight watchers. Let’s be honest, this is a wine not only that is good for those making wise lifestyle choices, but is also very appealing to anyone who prefers lighter more delicate flavours. Thumbs up McW!
Date: 26th January 2011 Price: $17 Value: $$ Drink: Now
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