Champagne Chateau de Bligny Grande Reserve Brut

Champagne Chateau de Bligny Grande Reserve Brut

It’s time to hit my ‘Press for Champagne’ button (yes it’s a real thing in my Grand Cru Digital office)! This week we celebrated 8 weeks old – 2 months!! Wow I know everyone says it goes fast but it’s so hard to think we don’t officially have a newborn (I read newborns are 0-2 months) anymore.

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Hirsch Hill Estate 2016 & 2017 Chardonnay – Yarra Valley

Hirsch Hills 2017 Chardonnay

Tasted on the 16th of May 2020

Hirsch Hill Estate 2017 Chardonnay

What’s wrong with this picture?

There’s clearly not enough wine in my glass is what’s wrong with it.. haha!

A big thanks to Hirsch Hill Estate in VIC’s Yarra Valley for sending over this 2017 Chardonnay for us to try. It barely lasted 2 seconds in our house before it ‘had’ to be consumed.

This Chardy was hand harvested and matured on lees for 6 months in French hogsheads (30% new). It retails for $25 and was crafted by winemaker Rob Dolan.

Here’s our notes on it:

It looks like sunshine in the glass. Sweet orchard fruit and oak aromas rise from the glass while on the palate it’s crisp and fresh with a vibrant creamy texture. Think Granny Smith apples and nectarines with a bright citrus note that suggests this one will only improve further in the bottle. Yum!

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

Hirsch Hills 2016 Chardonnay

Tasted on the 27th of March 2019

Hirsch Hill Estate 2016 Chardonnay Yarra Valley
I recently received this sample of the Hirsch Hill 2016 Chardonnay from the Hirsch Hill team which went down super quick. What can I say, I just love Chardonnay!

It retails for $20 and is hand harvested on their estate in the Yarra Valley. It spends some time in French oak barrels to build mouthfeel, texture, and complexity.

I found it a pale yellow with a golden tinge on the eye. The nose made me think of honeydew melon, spiced citrus lemon cream and interestingly a whiff of choc orange. In the mouth, it’s full of stone fruit with refreshing acidity and a lovely long creamy lemon finish.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

Joseph Perrier Cuvée Brut ‘Josephine’ 2018 Champagne

Joseph Perrier Cuvée Brut ‘Josephine’ 2018 Champagne

I’m not going to lie, I got absolutely spoilt on Mother’s Day. My boys definitely looked after me with freshly baked scones with jam & cream + this beautiful bottle of champagne.

This Joseph Perrier Cuvée Brut ‘Josephine’ is named after Joseph’s daughter as he made this bubbles for her wedding. Which explains the gorgeous hand painted bottle design decorated with fine gold.

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