Gold Medal - 2014 France Gilbert & Gaillard. Winner - Drinks Business Champagne Master90 points - Huon Hooke
Medium to full straw colour. Savoury aromas of straw, hay, pastries and shortbread, the palate intense and rich, full and ample, with a drying finish firmed up by a little tannin grip. Agreeable balance and length.90 points - Tyson Stelzer
This is a clean, crowd-pleasing blend. It speaks in articulate notes of lemon, pear, red apple, honey, cinammon and toasted brioche. Fresh and supple in flavour, with a gentle, tangy acid line and chalk mineral mouthfeel, there's a long fruity finish with the suggestion of candied fruit.