These bottles represent the pinnacle of our rather impressive range. We have personally scored every bottle in this case at least 97 points so we’re confident that you will be beyond impressed with every one of these six different Australian Chardonnays.
1 x Dr Edge Chardonnay Tasmania 2019
1 x Dr Edge Chardonnay East 2019
1 x Dr Edge Chardonnay North 2019
1 x Dr Edge Chardonnay South 2019
View Tasting notes below
Aged for many months in the depths of the ocean Cuvée Abyss is a champagne with a distinct air of the sea. Equally, the first taste confirms the perfect quality of it’s origins and reflects the chalky, mineral and sandy character of our terroirs.
Decanter "Bottle-aged for 18 months at a depth of 60 metres under sea, this cuvée is composed of one-third Pinot Noir from Villers-Allerand, one-third Chardonnay from Montgueux and one-third Pinot Meunier from Chamery. Fresh, floral nose with a sea tang to it, but also a bit of reduction just after opening. The palate is elegant but incredibly taut, while the taste has an alluring oxidative element interacting with its white fruit. This is a Champagne that will shine at the dinner table."
34% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier and 33% Chardonnay
"Grand Blanc 2013 is a true thoroughbred: perfectly made exceedingly elegant with an amazing and incredibly expressive minerality."
98 points - Decanter "Disgorged June 2019. 100% Chardonnay. Zero dosage. With notes of pear, menthol, gentle spices, and a hint of smoke, the bouquet impresses from the start thanks to its powerful aromatic complexity. With its dense, fleshy texture, this is a superbly flavourful Champagne propelled by very fine bubbles. Here again, there is a hint of reduction on the palate just after opening, but freshness soon comes to the fore, enhanced by a touch of mint on the finish. Power and length underpin this very great Champagne. Bravo!"
98 Points, Stuart McCloskey - tasting note coming soon.
96 Points - Nick Stock (James Suckling.com) "This has a slightly reductive edge to the nose with sliced-lemon, grilled-almond and peach character. Really fresh and pristine. The palate has a very impressive, concentrated feel with nectarines, peaches and citrus fruit. So pure and long. Drink now. Screw cap."
95 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Refined and sophisticated, the wine shows elegantly fragrant aromas of ripe peach, fig, toasted almond, vanilla and oatmeal on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that displays excellent depth and weight, wonderfully complemented by creamy mouthfeel and bright acidity. A multi-layered beauty offering poise and complexity. At its best: now to 2025."
Winemaker "Intense and complex, this wine displays aromas of ripe peach, fig, toasted almond, vanilla and oatmeal on the nose.. A concentrated palate that displays excellent depth and weight, wonderfully complemented by a creamy mouthfeel and bright acidity"
97++ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “Bien Nacido ‘Of gentle birth’ (thank you Shontelle for the translation) which, quite frankly describes the wine perfectly. The bouquet provides a smidgeon more intensity compared to the Sanford and Benedict. Spiced citrus – confit like lemon peel washed in sea spray - very Margaret River. Fresh pine needles? Exquisite in a word… The palate provides the same, fine, silken purity which graces the palate with balletic ease. Citrus, but it is dialled back - mineralité too. Salty quartz. Astonishing definition which is delivered effortlessly, the angels are at work here. Heavenly with a super long, salty finish. Served using Zalto Burgundy glassware, not decanted (there’s no need). Stop and take a few hours to enjoy this magnificent wine. Personally, food will destroy the wonderful nuances (save for raw seafood). Drinking now.”
98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “By chance, the final wine is, once again, dialled-up on the aromatic front. Spiced, biscuit (ginger biscuit) concentration with a taught line of confit lemon – the bouquet comes across incredibly fresh. Lime zest is a joy, as is the lemongrass. The palate intrigues with an intellectual battle between leanness and power, with neither emerging as the winner. Lots of minerals on show, quartz galore and all the better for it. Steel – cold steel which adds to the intrigue. Nice grip too. The finish is ultra-pure, packed with saline minerality and epically long. As they say in the trade, the flavours fan out like a peacock’s tail (and it is a bloody big tail). Intensely juicy. Simply, fabulous. Served using Zalto Burgundy glassware. Not decanted and will drink now to 2025.”
97++ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The bouquet is quite honestly beautiful and one which begs you to dive straight in. Supremely elegant, citrus (Yuzu), nashi pear, a soupçon of spicy oak, stone fruits, white flowers and saline. You consume rather than sample as the wine is so moreish. What an extraordinary wine, fine-boned with layer upon layer of cool precision. Incredibly focused – a wonderfully ‘non-shouty’ Chardonnay which provides the perfect balance between fruit, acidity and structure. The texture is pure silk / talc-like smoothness and the finish super-long. Spiced citrus and saline… To sum-up in a few words – harmonious, poised, breathtaking purity and unmissable. I sampled in both the Burgundy and Bordeaux glasses (from Zalto) with the former taking the lead, but only slightly. There’s a touch more freshness / acidity in the Bordeaux glass however, the sensual feel which is delivered via the Burgundy vessel gets my vote. No need to decant and no need to cellar. It’s drinking beautifully now…”
97+ – 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “What an explosive and heavenly bouquet filled with candied peel, citrus oil, sea spray, fennel seed and confit lemons. The sweet and alluring scent of jasmine creeps in with more aeration. Take a sip, swallow, sit back and enjoy the complexity. The palate feel is simply glorious, expansive, richly textured, powerful (without being heavy), multi-layered and almost endless. Crystal-like definition kicks in and provides structural finesse along with mouth cleansing acidity (more confit lemon than searing grip). There’s pristine detail on show and the finish goes on for many minutes. Again, we finish with sea spray, confit lemon and mineralité. In summary, this is perfectly balanced, a joy to drink today but has the structure to evolve for another 6-8 years and delivers waves of textural finesse. Very, very, very good indeed. Do not overchill. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware”.