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1996 Chandon Vintage Brut
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Domaine Chandon have undergone an international name change - the 'Domaine' gets the bullet and reinvents itself as part of the global portfolios of wineries that are known as Chandon Estate.Domaine Chandon chase complexity at all costs and with the 1996 Vintage Brut fruit was sourced from 42 different cool climate vineyards throughout Australia. Made from the Classic blend of 51% Pinot Noir, 48% Chardonnay and 1% Pinot Meunier this methode champenoise has spent two years on yeast lees further adding to its complexity. Tasting Notes: 1996 was a cool vintage which caused considerably difficult times for table wine producers but was exceptional for sparkling wine base, providing that right balance of fruit and acidity. Deep golden straw colour, showing considerable bottle development. Pronounced aromas of biscuit, yeast lees, toasted honey and cashews. If you long for a yeasty nose then this wine certainly delivers plenty of it. Rich creamy palate texture, with very fine and persistent palate and aftertaste. Perfect balance and crisp acid finish. Although showing considerable bottle development, the wine can easily take another 3-4 years of cellaring.