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Monday 15 December 2014

Mitchell Harris Sabre 2011

I had the pleasure of tasting this sparkler (from that vintage) whilst the good lady was putting up the Christmas tree, an occasion that heralds - for our family, as no doubt it does many - the start of the festive season. 

A 60/40 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that spent 3yrs on lees. Fresh, all butter croissant; autolysis derived top notes - baked goods - the yeasty goodness of an oven fresh loaf; a touch of quince with baking spice. 

Fine with a quartz-mineral, a driving acid that propels the wine on. And on. Delivers a lingering citrus derived freshness that simply has you yearning for more. 94 

Tasted on: Sunday 30th November, a Flower day
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

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