2016 Meadowbank Blanc De Blancs
What a great show! And what do I know about fizzy wine? Not a lot. Generally I only drink Champagne Jérôme Prévost, maybe twice a year at that. Still,I reckon I can turn my hand to anything, if I try. There’s 100 cases of this released now, with 50 held back for a future LD offering, or whatever.
Very fine style, complex too. I’m thinking salted almond, brioche, oyster shell, lemon barley. Gentle bubbles, offering a little surf and foam, quiet, and soothing, dry, saltine crackers, again the lemon barley thing, has some grip too, with a dry chalky finish of excellent length. Really good Tasmanian sparkling. Complexity and verve. Drink 2022 - 2027.
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (May 2022)