No 1 Reserve Blanc de Blancs Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle (NV)

The distinctive, non-vintage wine (4.5*) I tasted recently is rare – only 1,000 bottles were produced. Made from Chardonnay, it was matured for five and a half years on its yeast lees. Pale straw, it is mouthfilling, complex and slightly austere, with strong, vigorous, yeasty, toasty flavours, crisp, basically dry (5 grams/litre of residual sugar) and lengthy.


Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Vintage: NV
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $96 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: –V

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

Reviewed December 2021

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