This has long been one of Marlborough's best sparklings, full and lively, with loads of peachy, yeasty, nutty flavour, and a creamy, long finish. It is matured on its yeast lees for an average of three and a half years. The richly flavoured 2016 vintage (5*) was blended from Pinot Noir (49 per cent), Chardonnay (36 per cent) and Pinot Meunier (15 per cent). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant and mouthfilling, with fresh acidity and strong, peachy, yeasty, slightly nutty flavours, showing excellent complexity, harmony and length.
Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Value for Money: AV
This wine is a Classic.
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed April 2022