Sabre by Mitchell Harris 2011
This fizz from Mitchell Harris went down quite well today, though my Mum still thinks most Aussie bubbles are inferior to Champagne. Such is life for Australian sparkling producers methinks…
This is the third Sabre from Mitchell Harris and another smart release. In a similar mode to the 2010, this is a blend of 60/40 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Macedon and Pyrenees in Victoria.
A delicate and very pure wine, all white flowers and lemon fruit, in a style that is perhaps just a little too linear, but gee the finesse and gentle, water-fresh flavours are thirst quenching.
Details: 12.5%, Cork, $40
Tasted: May 2015 (sample)
Best drinking: 2015-2020+
Score: 17.8/20, 92/100
Would I buy it? I’d definitely drink this if I spotted a glass on a list. A cut above many.
Buy online: Mitchell Harris website