Best Bubbles

Observer wine critic Tim Atkin champions New World sparkling whites, particularly those from NZ, stating “[they’re] every bit as good as most non-vintage champagne and usually considerably cheaper.” According to Atkins, Lindauer Special Brut “consistently delivers the goods for under £10, making it New Zealand’s best value fizz. It’s a creamy, pink-tinged number with lots of concentration and no little finesse.” His Best Buy, however, is Cloudy Bay Pelorus. “This deserves to be just as well known as Cloudy Bay’s Sauvignon Blanc because it’s one of the most complex New World sparkling wines. It’s a big, bold, toasty style with a lot of power and a lovely dry finish.”


Tags: Cloudy Bay  Lindauer Special Brut  New World sparkling whites  NZ sparkling wines  Observer (The)  Pelorus  Sauvignon Blanc  Tim Atkin  

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