Yellow 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 asked if I drink a bunch of Yellow Tail. Actually, I don’t. This is the first time we’ve reviewed a Yellow Tail wine. It’s not out of spite 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 admit, that Australia isn’t on the top of my list when I’m shopping for sparklers. With so much good Italian Prosecco, Spanish Cava, Alsatian Cremant and Californian bubbly out there, I’m just not that likely to make it to the Australian section. But why not? They make some great wine in Australia! They can probably make some great bubbly too.
This one has a fairly tight nose, with slight apple aromas. The palate is off-dry with slightly sweet yellow delicious apple flavors. It’s fairly simple, but it’s pleasant tasting. The bubbles in this wine feel like those from a soda. The bubbles 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 bubbles but the texture of those bubbles 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 totally knocked my socks off, it was still enjoyable and a bargain for the price.
One thing that I did love 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 other sparkling wine bottles too, so you can keep it and use it over and over with other bottles of bubbly.
Wine: Yellow Tail
Variety: Sparkling wine
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.