Aussie fizz can be really good, as the sparkling wine session at last year’s Landmark Australia Tutorial showed. This is one of Australia’s more ambitious sparklers, and it’s quite impressive, but a little tight and young at the moment. Available in the UK from Bibendum.
Petaluma Croser 2006 Adelaide Hills, Australia
This sparkling wine is 63% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay, and it weighs in at 13% alcohol. Taut, fresh and balanced with subtle toasty notes and restrained citrus fruit. Sophisticated and clean but still very youthful: an impressive fizz with potential for further development. 90/100
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