The World's Best Sparkling is not from Champagne

EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2004

We are thrilled to announce that its E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 has been awarded Top Sparkling Wine in Decanter‘s Wine of the Year 2020 Tasting – a tasting panel managed by one of the world’s leading and most influential wine publications.

The House of Arras E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 was awarded an Outstanding Classification with an impressive 96 points by the fine wine judging panel, chosen above sparkling wines from around the world, including Champagne.

Now in its 17th year, the Decanter Magazine awards is renowned as a global authority on wine and is judged by the most revered wine experts from around the world, partaking in a rigorous process to crown the winners.


House of Arras E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 is the ultimate expression of the House of Arras journey. Made from the noble grape varieties of prestige sparkling wine, sourced from exceptional cold climate Tasmanian vineyards, this wine exhibits all the elegance, power and vibrancy that are the hallmarks of world class premium sparkling wine. A mix of 69% Chardonnay and 31% Pinot Noir, this wine has spent an incredible 13 years on tirage and takes Australian sparkling to a level of texture and complexity that other producers rarely achieve.


The House of Arras vintage collection is available at fine wine retailers nationally and online here.


The Top Sparkling Wine in Decanter‘s Wine of the Year 2020 Tasting – House of Arras E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 – is available in strictly limited supply. Please contact the cellar door to purchase.


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“It’s an absolute honour to have the E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 judged alongside some of the best sparkling wines from across the globe.
House of Arras was born from a vision to create an Australian sparkling wine on parity with the world’s finest champagnes and sparkling wines. Today’s Decanter Magazine announcement reinforces this vision and is proof that the world’s best sparkling can be found right here in Tasmania.”

House of Arras Chief Winemaker, Ed Carr

Recently awarded Top Sparkling in Decanter Magazine Wines of the Year 2020 Tasting
1. House of Arras Late Disgorged 2004 - 96 Points
2. Krug 2006 – 95 Points

Full 2020 Results


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