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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Very good Australian sparkling: Arras Blanc de Blancs 2001
Fine and persistent bubbles are apparent in this pale lemon coloured sparkling wine. Very chardonnay dominant characters are evident on the nose, with notes of lemon, white nectarine and white peach and some autolytic notes of yeast, bread and a touch of cheese. The finish on the palate is long, the mousse delicate and acid medium to high. Flavours of white nectarine, toast, honey, butter soaked bread and even a touch of pineapple round things out. The primary fruit character and differing yeast aromatics distinguish this from a Champagne blanc de blancs style. Overall, this is most plainly a very good sparkling wine due to its complexity of flavours, concentration of fruit and length on the palate. Very Good
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