60% Pinot Noir â€“ 40% Chardonnay
In appearance, it is bright, intensely golden, with hosts of beautiful, very fine bubbles. The nose starts with a bouquet of roses, a stunning sensation of sweetness and freshness, precisely outlined. Then, as it warms up, toasted notes appear, mainly brioche, a combination of delicacy and smoothness. A deep, even heady nose, all refinement.
In the mouth it is full and fresh: a silky or velvety texture, dense and fine at the same time. The floral notes combined with an exotic pinprick of pepper (wallflower, nasturtium) reveal the consistency of the wine without detracting from its delicacy. As it unfolds, the mouth develops aromas of candied yellow fruit (fruit jelly) quince and marzipan, which prolong the dominant â€œhirsuteâ€ note with fluidity, with a smooth and sensual touch. The finish is slightly astringent: the minerality and freshness reinforce the beautifully delicate and structured substance of the wine by giving it depth without overpowering it. Precision, beauty, and finesse leave an unforgettable impression.
"An outstanding vintage from a house so popular in Australia. A delicate style with intense yeasty flavours and brioche, roast nuts and apple notes. Velvety texture, mid-palate creaminess, impeccable balance and crisp, natural acidity to finish." Peter Forrestal
"Aromas of bread, apple and Turkish delight fill this Champagne, which has great complexity and is fresh and zingy with a dry finish." Panel Tasting, National Liquor News (Aus), Vol 27. No 9 - October 2008