This sparkling wine from Hanging Rock proved to be an outstanding bottle. Disgorged in September 2009 after 6 years on lees, it is a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay with fruit sourced from vintages from 2001 back to 1987 in the cool Macedon Ranges. It has a very complex aroma, reminding of honey, yeast, biscuit and lemon. The palate is equally complex, with fine and persistent bubbles, a delicate mousse and biscuit, yeast, brioche and lemon flavours to the fore, framed elegantly by high acidity. It’s the sort of wine that puts Australian sparkling wine on the map.