Wine of the Week NZ

No 1 Family Estate Adele Cuvée 2013, Marlborough, NZD $240

Plenty of bling with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted bottle in a box that lights up when you open it. It seemed a shame to open the bottle. Chardonnay (80%) pinot noir blend. The wine tastes as good as it looks. Ethereal, delicately yeasty with hazelnut and brioche flavours. NZ’s most expensive bubbly. (Cork)

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

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Crispy-fried squid with chipotle aioli and lime

Stockists: No 1 Family Estate; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ)

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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