Nadeson Collis Inception Brut NV
"This has been something that Ray Nadeson, vigneron at Lethbridge, Geelong, has been working on quietly for 13-plus-years. Under some pressure, people asking for the stuff that is, Ray decided to take the wine from a home consumption drink and onto the market. October 2019 is the disgorgement (the first commercial one). Around 75% (chardonnay) is 2017 material that has been in barrel and 25% comes from material blended from a solera (which has chardonnay with pinot noir and pinot meunier dating back to 2003). Fruit comes from Drumborg, Henty. An impressive suite of new sparkling Australian wine.
Really full, textural and rich sparkling with honey, toast, nutty and very strong saline characters rolling around. Vinous in a way, but full-bodied, a touch of sherbetty lift and light white vinegar tang, a funky kind of fizz with lots of personality, vivacious feel and gentle bubbles. Lots of complexity and interest here."
Rating: 93 points,