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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Mitchell Harris 'Sabre' 2008

Good things come to those who wait.  Given John Harris's background with Domaine Chandon you would expect to see a method sparkling in the Mitchell Harris stable.  

This 2008 vintage wine was hand picked, primarily tank fermented and seeing no malo.  Some 5% of the base saw the wine undergo wild fermentation in a 5 year old hogshead.  The finished wine  spent some 3 years 'sur latte' - stored laying down with the yeast still in bottle - prior to disgorgement in December 2011.

A lovely golden hued wine, lemon curd and brioche aromas with golden linseed elements wafting out of the glass.  A fine mousse, the wine is minerally and toasty.  The finish fine with a length of generous proportions. 93 - Very Good
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Diam

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