Beaut Blanc de Blanc

alfred-gratien-grand-cru-blanc-de-blancs-2007Alfred Gratien Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007, Champagne, AUD $109-$133

A great chardonnay Champagne, its complexity enhanced by barrel fermentation. Moderate dosage and high, non-malolactic acidity are other features. Tremendously complex roasted hazelnut, fresh bread and cashew nuances, and lively appley acidity. Character plus. (Cork)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 12%

Ageing: Drink now to five+ years

Food: Grilled scampi

Stockists: Bel and Brio, Barangaroo (NSW); City Wine Shop & South Press, South Yarra (Vic.); Copestick Murray Wine Solutions, Marlborough (NZ distributor)

Ranked #11 of 48 2007 Chardonnay tasted from France

Price Benchmark: AUD $97.00 Avg 96pt 2007 Chardonnay tasted from France

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