93/100 'Excellent' | Cameron Douglas MS
This is a lovely example of premium New Zealand Methode from Louis Vavasour. The current disgorgement is a plush and quite textural style with brioche / baked bread flavours underpinned by fresh citrus. It's mouth filling and complex with fresh acidity leaving the finish clean and bright. It's a very 'Champagne-like' sparkling by New Zealand standards. Recommended.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Aromas of white peach, white strawberry , a fine lees autolysis with a toasted bricohe and light oatmeal quality. There’s also a light weight minerality and a lifted white flower note. A fine textured mousse with a firm approach touches the palate first; as this eases off the flavours of citrus, apple, white starwberry and peach return. Lush and fresh, balanced and well made. "
Same initials, so some bias, but this is one of the best NZ bubbles I've tasted. Up there with Pelorus and Huia's sparkling rose.