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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay 2010, Champagne, AUD $140

This luxury blanc de blancs is beautifully fresh and bright, with a cinnamon-like spiced applecake note. It’s rich and soft in the mouth with refined texture and tremendous persistence. Terrific amplitude and depth of flavour. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12%

Ageing: best within five years

Food: drink with spanner crab and citrus salad with apple slices and crème fraiche

Stockists: Five Way Cellars, Paddington – NSW; Boccaccio Cellars, Balwyn – Vic (AU)

Ranked #3 of 44 2010 Chardonnay from France

Price Benchmark: AUD $119.50 Avg 96pt 2010 Chardonnay tasted from France

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