Wine Companion magazine, 1 December 2011 - 92 points
Pale green-straw, good mousse, a complex blend of 45 different base wines from various regions fermented in the bottle, apple, citrus and bready/toasty notes from extended lees contact, good length.
Sunday Telegraph, 18 September 2011
The delectable Chandon non-vintage Brut is a 60-40 chardonnay-pinot noir partnership, resulted from assessing more than 100 wines from many of Australia’s premium regions, including the Yarra Valley, parts of Tasmania, King Valley, Macedon and Adelaide Hills.
The Chandon Brut Rosé is a fresh, vibrant and elegant aperitif style crafted in the traditional method. Enticing and distinctive it has a long, generous palate and a bright, crisp finish.
The Age ‘Epicure’, 22 November 2011
Charming, lightly fruity wine that sings: red fruits, spring blossom and a dusty nose followed by sustained raspberry-gelato flavour intensity and striking acidity.
Herald Sun, 8 November 2011
The colour comes from reserve pinot base wines that offer red apple senses rather than strawberry plus fuller flavour and weight. The wine has presence and a fine finishing touch. Most impressive.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2012 - 94 points
Good mousse to its bright straw colour...the fruit flavours have developed figgy, creamy characters balanced by citrussy acidity and modest dosage.
Courier Mail, 22 July 2011
Chandon’s flagship bubbly is blended from more than 40 individual cuvees from some of Australia’s best sparkling wine regions to produce a wine with lovely creamy complexity on the nose and palate, with stone fruit and citrus aromas and flavours and a crisp finish. It’s a delight now but will gain more complexity in the bottle.
‘Top 100’ Weekend Australian, 19 November 2011 - 95 points
A 55/45% pinot noir/chardonnay, made from 40 different cuvees deriving from eight regions in four states. No other traditional method sparkling wine has such a massive range of terroir.
West Australian (Weekend West), 12 November 2011 - 94 points
The midpalate is a feature of the wine, with its complex savoury, spicy flavours complemented by a red fruitiness that is so appealing. One of my favourites from the extensive Chandon portfolio.
Wine Companion Magazine, 1 December 2011 - 95 points
Delicious strawberries and cream midpalate, and a long, clean and crisp finish.
Sunday Examiner, 18 December 2012
Lemon and citrus notes star in a beautifully vibrant young wine from a very good vintage that is floral and boasts zesty acidity on the finish. A delightful aperitif with terrific balance and structure.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2012 - 92 points
The fruit resources used are similar to those of the other Domaine Chandon wines, and the same Traditional Method is employed, the difference coming from the much higher dosage, and the wine with that dosage (the liqueur d’expedition) providing the fruity sweetness.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2012 - 94 points
The move from McLaren Vale to cool-grown Vic shiraz (and Yarra pinot) has resulted in a much finer and better balanced sparkling wine - indeed, the finest on the market, and excellent value.
Daily Telegraph, 14 February 2012
One of a cast of sparkling Chandons and perhaps the most recognisable in terms of its lively, lemon juicy tang and minerally palate layering, with just a tiny whiff of toast and yeast in the background. A perfect aperitif style.
National Wine Show of Australia 2011 - Trophy
Trophy for Best Dry White (Commercial Class).
International Cool Climate Wine Show - Gold medal
Class 4: 2010 Vintage Chardonnay
Wine Companion Magazine, December 2011 - 96 points
...a very expressive and complex bouquet of cashew, grapefruit and nectarine, the palate picking up this lead in to perfection, intense and tightly structured, yet nonetheless allowing the fruit to shine through.
The Wine Front, June 2011 - 94 points
It’s fine boned and delicate, but delivers plenty of flavour and intensity, with a back palate that positively soars.
Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Advertiser, Courier Mail and Hobart Mercury, 20-21 September 2011
It’s always good to see a definite winemaking statement, and here is a style that does that....4 stars.
The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, March 2012
In the glass, Domaine Chandon's pinot rosé has the right colour a pale onion-skin hue. The palate is as it should be, finishing crisp and dry with a bit more in between. Expect lots of spice, strawberry and cherry fruit and a hint of sweetness with some tannic grip on the finish.
Canberra Times, 20 July 2011 - Wine of the Week
It appealed for its enticing, floral aroma, vibrant, ripe-cherry fruit flavour and assertive, savoury tannins - a complete and satisfying red.
Winewise, 1 July 2011 - Recommended
Vibrant red and dark berries show on the nose which also offers pepper and spice. The tannins are already very fine, affording pleasant drinking.