Delicate and dry

Pol Roger Pure Extra Brut NV, Champagne, AUD $132

This is a zero dosage wine: the regular Pol NV Brut Reserve without the 8 grams per litre of expedition liqueur. It’s a beautiful wine in a delicate style. Aromas of iced pastries, creamy yeast lees and lemon citrus, the palate showing terrific line and length, great energy and refreshing acidity. It needs oysters. (Cork)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12%

Ageing: best within a year or two

Food: Raw oysters with lemon juice; bread and butter on the side

Stockists: Five Way Cellars, Paddington – NSW; Prince Wine Store – Vic (AU); Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked: #12 of 127 Pinot Noir blends from Champagne

Awarded: Top Rank

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