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Arras Blanc de Blancs

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Arras Blanc de Blancs

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James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
The grapes come from the Pipers River and Upper Derwent districts, and the wine is not released until it has spent a minimum of 8 years on lees. Pale quarta-green; white flower and brioche aromas; very intense and very long; lovely citrus/white peach fruit; dazzling purity.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
97
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Wonderful wine and Australia's best? Finely woven complex and rich yet still fresh. High quality due to aged wine finesse and complexity, classic flavours abound, fine and seamless middle palate flavours finishing very long interweaving yeast, cashew and citrus.
Rob Geddes MW
96
Rob Geddes MW (2003 Vintage) says
Wonderful wine and Australia's best. Complex and rich but still fresh. High quality due to aged wines finesse and complexity, classic flavours abound, rich middle palate finishing long and yeasty.
Rob Geddes MW
93
Rob Geddes MW (2002 Vintage) says
High quality due to finesse and complexity, classic flavours abound, finishing long and yeasty.
Rob Geddes MW
96
Tyson Stelzer (2001 Vintage) says
A brand new wine is about to be unleashed from the House of Arras, marrying the high-tensile acidity of southern Tasmania with the buttery smoothness of almost a decade on lees. It upholds a beautifully pale straw hue considering its considerable age, promising the freshness of primary, zesty lemon fruit and taut lemon acidity amidst its appealingly buttery, toasty maturity. A touch of lemon sherbet sweetness is evident from almost 10g/L of dosage, but the defining feature of the finish is its textural, chalky minerality.
2012 - 2016
Wine Taste Edition 69
94
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Traditional method and many years on yeast lees have resulted in a wine that marries finesse and flavour, with the flavours in the grapefruit/white peach spectrum, but softened by the brioche characters from the long time on lees.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
96
Nick Stock (2001 Vintage) says
A staggering nine years on lees (tirage) and looking a convincing mix of freshness, purity and complexity; this reaches the pinnacle of Australian sparkling wine. The nose has brioche, lemon and grapefruit, plenty of fine, toasty autolysis characters too, really fine and precise. The palate s beautifully fresh and pure, with a superb lemon and brioche flavour, pithy grapefruit, mellow, grilled nuts and terrific length to boot. Easily a more complex, higher quality sparkling than most non-vintage Champagne.
Now
Good Wine Guide
97
Rob Geddes MW (2001 Vintage) says
High quality due to finesse and complexity, classic flavours abound, finishing long and yeasty.
2013
Rob Geddes MW
94

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