The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

No.1 Family Estate Reserve Méthode Traditionelle NV, Marlborough

No.1 Family Estate Reserve Méthode Traditionelle

There’s no mistaking complexity and panache as the bouquet of this wine unfurls and as it begins to open out on the nose scents of a fully developed autolysis, baked bread, oatmeal and brioche are revealed. Peach then orange peel, yellow apple then pressed white flowers, a fine and complex autolysis. On the palate an equally complex wine with a depth and breadth that grows as the wine becomes more ambient, flavours of baked goods and stone fruits laced with a lees spice and fresh citrus quality showcase all this wine has to offer. Rich in flavour and character, complex, lengthy and dry. The mousse carries a plush texture framed with acidity and softness. A fantastic wine with best drinking from 2023 through 2033+.

Points: 97
RRP: $96.00
No.1 Family Estate
Phone: (03) 572 9876