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Chandon-Vintage-Brut-Rose-2012Domaine Chandon Vintage Brut Rosé 2012, Yarra Valley, AUD $35

The appearance is light to mid salmon-pink, with a persistent foam of bubbles and there are toasted nut, vanilla aromas plus a clean, dry, savoury palate. Strawberry, smoky red fruit aromas, fine balance and loads of drinkability. (Diam)

Score: 91 ★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: Drink now to three years.

Food: Smoked salmon with chives and cream.

Stockist: Cellar door only, www.chandon.com.au, +61 3 9738 9200 (AU & NZ)

Price Benchmark: AUD $40.00 Avg 91pt 2012 Pinot Noir Blend tasted from Australia

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