The ever popular Jansz is one of my personal favourite wines. I'd easily consume at least a dozen a year. Being a non-vintage release makes it a little difficult to review, as you're never quite sure if it comes from the same batch as the previous Jansz. The Jansz reviewed today essentially matched the tasting notes I compiled in January 2009, but I did find this bottle a little tighter, and I whacked one point off the final score.
Pale yellow with plentiful bead, a fragrance of grapefruit and fresh green apples supported by yeast greets the nose, displaying the proper signs of a quality Tasmanian sparkling. Long, elegant and shapely, its well balanced lemon, nectarine and melon flavours are outlined by brisk, zesty effervescence and persistent notes of light brioche and citrus. Verging on creamy upon entry; it finishes clean, crisp and fresh, with genuine tightness.
ü+ Typically brilliant; undoubtedly one of the best Aussie aperitifs around, however, I have become a recent convert the more generously textured, complex and foamy Jansz NV Rose (93pts). Drink now.