Rich and toasty

Boll & Cie Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne, AUD $99

It’s non-vintage but has genuine aged character, thanks to a minimum five years maturing on its lees. The bouquet is rich and toasty, the palate soft and pillowy, with some mid-palate richness and then a clean and very dry, long finish with a hint of grip. A high-quality wine. (Cork)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: best drunk young

Food: Scallops on cauliflower purée

Stockists: Wine Culture, Roseville Chase – NSW; Nick’s Wine Merchants, Doncaster – Vic (AU only)

Ranked: #17 of 62 Chardonnay from Champagne

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