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Amazing Ayala

ayala-blanc-de-blanc-2007Ayala Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007, Champagne, AUD $130

This wonderful wine is lean, taut and appetising, focused and refined: an ideal aperitif style. Hints of almond and marzipan and a trace of honey. A nice touch of toastiness, penetrating acidity and tremendous length. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 12%

Ageing: Best now to five years

Food: Freshly shucked oysters

Stockists: Victoria Park Cellars, Zetland (NSW); Armadale Cellars (Vic.); Negociants NZ (NZ distributor)

Ranked #12 of 48 2007 Chardonnay tasted from France

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

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