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Domaine Chandon Prestige Cuvee

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Domaine Chandon Prestige Cuvee

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James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Follows the Domaine Chandon path of multi-region, multi-varietal blend, the same approach adopted in Champagne. Bright straw-green; extended lees contact has built texture and depth; toasty/brioche on the bouquet. on the bouquet, the palate adding length; very good acid balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Very complex and evolved, this vibrant, toasty and creamy wine reveals a pungent, slightly meaty and waxy bouquet of white and yellow flowers, white peach and mealy undertones lifted by fresh scents of bakery yeasts. It's long and elegant, with a racy palate of bright melon and citrus fruit underpinned by a chalky, powdery undercarriage and revealing plenty of toasty complexity. It finishes with a lingering citrusy acidity but remains a fraction heavy-handed for a higher rating.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Pale, bright green-straw; a reflection of the coolest ever vintage, spending seven years on lees prior to disgorgement; wonderfully fine and balanced, the mouthfeel only coming with such a long time on lees. Available only from cellar door.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Tyson Stelzer (2002 Vintage) says
It's a shame that one of Australia's finest fizzes is restrained to cellar door sales, but it's worth the trip for this bottle alone. A wine of purity and finesse, its preserved lemon fruit, spice and suggestions of tar are upheld by lingering minerality on a persistent finish.
Tyson Stelzer (1996 Vintage) says
If there is a benchmark for just what late-disgorged Australian sparkling can be, this is it. Disgorged in June 2011 after a monumental fifteen years on lees (no standard release champagne can claim this), complexity and richness go without saying, but (and this is a big but, for this is rarely ever achieved outside champagne) elegance, softness and silkiness are upheld. Layers of roast almonds, brioche, wild honey, burnt butter, even wisps of smoke, nuances of hearth and hints of game bring great allure to its poached pear and grilled peach fruit.
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
The glowing gold colour is striking, a tribute to the 15 years the wine spent on lees prior to disgorgement; the bouquet gives no hint of the explosive flavour on the palate, with multilayered complexity of dried fruit and brioche flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Jeremy Oliver (1996 Vintage) says
Flaunting its tobaccoey and aldehydic evolution, this charmingly complex, toasty and very mature sparkling wine has a musky, waxy and smoky bouquet of lanolin and toasty bakery yeasts. It's rich and creamy, surprisingly vibrant and fruitful, with a deep core of grapefruit and melon flavour backed by creamy and cigarboxy development.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
Jeremy Oliver (1995 Vintage) says
A developed mushroomy, toasty, buttery and honeyed fragrance of developed floral fruit and hay-like aromas. Rich, chewy and toasty, it's smooth and mature, with an assertive and creamy palate still revealing small berry fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005

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