Expressive nose showing brioche, honey and lemons. Firm palate with biscuit, nuts and stone fruits flavours. Creamy but also zesty indicating some prominent acidity. Long finish in what is a food style of sparkling wine. 60/40 Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend aged on lees for around 4 years. Leading sparkling wine from Macedon Ranges.
Hanging Rock Macedon NV Brut Cuvee XVIII, Macedon Ranges, Vic
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.