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2005 Yarrabank Late Disgorged Sparkling

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Cracka Review

This is blessed with Yarra Valley goodness at every turn, a sparking style to match the best of Champagne that has spent an amazing eight years resting in the bottle to ensure your first glass is full of joyous complexity. The quality and the price even matches the best of Champagne with its aromas of baked apples, brioche, grilled nuts and intense yeasty notes. The palate awakens the senses with a core of citrus, hints of pear and a chalky mineral edge. It finishes crisp and clean and would partner well with Gruyere based canapés.

Winemaker's Notes

A very special wine. Released after 8 years on lees when the flavour profile has fully developed. The super fresh palate greets you with custard apple and white blossoms.

Colour: Meadow straw

Nose: Oyster shell, fresh and candied citrus and toasty, biscuity brioche

Palate: The super fresh palate greets you with custard apple and white blossoms. The acidity is focused, delicately poised and gives great length to the wine as it finishes with a creamy and toasty, yeasty finish

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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2005 Yarrabank Late Disgorged Sparkling

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Pale straw-bronze; everything about this wine is in higher profile: complexity, length, intensity, acidity; given its 8+ years on lees, it is either zero or very low dosage; needs time on cork to fulfil all its promise.
Drink by 2018
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Vibrant straw-gold; from low yielding Upper Yarra vines, still wonderfully youthful after more than seven years on lees, citrus and nectarine flavours more powerful and focused than the bready/yeast characters that have slowly built during the time on lees, the length of the palate most impressive. It has gained even more vibrancy over the past six months since first tasted, counterintuitive, perhaps, but that's how I see it.
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