Best sparkling

Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime, Champagne 2000 $160

The deep yellow colour reflects maturity, as does the delightful roast-hazelnut and buttered-toast bouquet. It’s very mouth-filling, full-bodied and explodes on the palate, with a multi-faceted personality and a finish that powers on and on. Bottle-age and autolysis both play a big role in the bouquet and flavour. Ready now. 12 per cent alcohol. 97/100

Food: mushroom tartlets

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