Le Chat Noir South of France Rosé in a bottle vs. Le Chat Noir Rosé in a can.
The grape debate!
Well not really because I think we probably all think the bottle is going to be better than the can when it comes to wine right?
So last night I asked Mr Spittoon to pour me tasters of the same wine yet one came from a bottle and one from a can. I analysed the colour, aromas and palate and came to a conclusion which taster was the bottle and which was the can.
I found my first sample to be more pungent and raw while the second sample seemed more refined, elegant and fresh. While you could say they were the same wine, if I was unaware of what I was drinking, I’d probably say they were different wines!
So did I guess the vessels correct? I did and it’s safe to say I enjoyed one a whole lot more than the other.
The first more pungent sample was from the can and the second more refined taster was from the bottle. It was fascinating and I’ll definitely think twice before buying canned wine now. Saying that, we do have some sparkling rosé cans in the fridge.
Here’s my notes for the bottle version: It’s a pale coral shade in the glass. Red fruits (think cherry, raspberry and pomegranate) with a whiff of watermelon and lemon and lime rind come through on the nose. While in the mouth it’s light and refreshing with juicy raspberry, strawberry and citrus flavours.
These wines were part of my sample Cellarmasters ‘My Favourites Rosé Reservation’ subscription. With this annual subscription you receive a case of Rosé’s three times a year in March, October and December – for just $155.88 + FREE delivery* per case. Head to the Cellarmasters website for more details.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!