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Bruno Paillard Reserve Privee Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne $140

This pure chardonnay Champagne has a mid-straw colour and a wonderfully complex, mellow bouquet of toasted-bread, nougat, candied lemon and grapefruit peel. In the mouth it’s beautifully textured, smooth and supple, finishing clean and dry with fine acidity, good balance and drinkability. 12 per cent alcohol. 94/100 (Huon’s Wine 360)

Food: crayfish with citrus dressing

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