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Arras Brut Elite Chardonnay Pinot Noir

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Arras Brut Elite Chardonnay Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; it has exceptional intensity on the bouquet and palate alike; stone fruit, citrus and creamy brioche flavours flow seamlessly along the palate, the finish lingering for minutes. Trophy Tas Wine Show '10.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
96
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Complex toasty grilled nuts on the bouquet, with lively citrus aromas; good texture and clean fruit, with a lingering, toasty finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Smoky, creamy and floral aromas of grilled nuts and lanolin precede a rich, smooth and toasty palate of considerable richness and creaminess. With an underlying thread of tropical fruit, it's smooth and elegant but lacks its customary length and finesse. Rather too tropical and herbal for a higher rating.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
92
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2002 Vintage) says
As elegant as Jean-Claude Van Damme in a nightie, this is a massive mouthful of seriously decadent fruit and there is staggering power here, too. The only reason that this wine works is that there is sensational acidity, tightly coiled, Cobra-like, at its core. In the same way that Krug is as subtle as a brass band, but somehow manages to captivate your entire olfactory system, Arras pulls off the same trick, but at an earlier moment in its timeline. This is a truly world class sparkler – that successfully turns the world upside down.
Taste Food and Wine Guide 2009
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
A beautifully balanced wine, with entrancing stone fruit and citrus flavours; great length and persistence. Trophy National Wine Show '06.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
96
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Pale green-straw, good mousse; intense aromas and an explosively intense palate; mineral/nectarine/green apple/citrus flavours; a powerhouse, but with grace.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
96
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Shows what can be achieved in more ways than one; smooth but complex mid-palate, then a long, lingering finish; has real Champagne characteristics; nothing exaggerated; the dosage (low) spot on; still remarkably fresh. Trophy Tas Wine Show '10.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
97
James Halliday says
Good mousse, bright colour; toasty brioche aromas, the fruit of the palate also evident; a beautiful wine in the mouth; very pure, with white fruit to the fore, but pinot also adding to the complexity and length of a perfectly balanced wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
96
Nick Stock says
Some bottles show a gently reductive style on the nose; opens with some time in the glass though. There s lemon pith and a charming, biscuity autolysis richness in the mix, some deeper, more savoury pinot noir notes too. The palate is packed with grapefruit flavour and shows a darker autolysis thread, with savoury, nutty, biscuity spices and a dry citrus pith finish.
Good Wine Guide 2013
93
Rob Geddes MW says
An uncanny resemblance to Champagne makes this the quality leader in Australian sparkling.
Rob Geddes MW
91

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