GOLD MEDAL | Marlborough Wine Show 2021
GOLD MEDAL | China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021
GOLD MEDAL | Champagne & Sparkling World Wine Awards 2020
GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2021
FIVE STARS | Angie Atkinson, The Wine Writer
94 POINTS | Bob Campbell, The Real Review
93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
92 POINTS | Decanter 2020
4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper
4.5 STARS | Winestate Magazine
18.5/20 | Joelle Thomson
As you have probably worked out by now, this is a pretty special New Zealand bubbles and the current disgorgement is looking especially sharp. It's a fresh and elegant style and very Champagne-esque; an absolute Kiwi classic that will stand up to the very highest scrutiny. Brilliant value with the Advintage Advantage.
The winery writes "The nose exhibits light yeasty characters with peach and citrus aromas. An elegant palate showing a blend of peach/citrus chardonnay components followed by the light berry fruits of the pinot noir. The mouth filling mousse completes the palate that is full and persistent."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Made using all three traditional varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, bottle fermented and aged on lees for 18 months – delivers aromas and flavours of brioche and raw cashew nut, sweet lemon and white fleshed stone fruits and a note of water cracker. Delicious on the palate with a core of fruit and salivating acidity, a coarse silk texture, fine lees and raw nut flavours mingle with citrus and stone fruit. Balanced, well made, dry and ready."
Angie Atkinson, The Wine Writer writes "Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, I challenge you to find a better combination! This wine is next level lovely. Delicious aromas of fresh apple, lemon, chamomile, and light autolytic notes. The tiny bubbles are divine, bringing the flavours of white stone fruit, red berries, apple and dusty minerals to life and leaving a delicious toasted brioche finish."