Nicely done A & team!
NV Hush Heath Estate Balfour 1503
2005 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc Oakville
Took a flyer on a bottle of the UK sparkler. It wasn’t bad - but not particularly good either. A little yeast, some lemon and ripe apple, but it was all too simple and sweet. Pass.
The Detert was corked. But the wine beneath it was still so powerful and tasty it almost overrode the damp cardboard. Almost. I drank a large glass. Doubt I’ll finish the rest.