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The best sparkling wines from Taste's Top Wine Awards 2019

Pop open the bubbly with any of these decadent delights. Master of Wine Bob Campbell shares his top sparkling wine picks from Taste magazine's Top Wine Awards.

Look out for the Taste Top Wine Award stickers on these bottles at supermarkets and selected liquor retailers.
Cloudy Bay NV Pelorus Rosé Marlborough $44.99
Pale pink sparkler with subtle cherry/strawberry and toasty/yeasty flavours. Charming wine in a bone-dry style and with an ethereal texture and impressively lengthy finish. Serious fizz.
Quartz Reef 2013 Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs Central Otago $75
Delicious Methode made from 100% Chardonnay. This really is a terrific wine – quite robust and flavoursome with a lengthy finish and a moderately silken texture.
No 1 Family Estate NV Reserve Blanc de Blancs Marlborough $96
Intense wine with toast, brioche, toasted nut and subtle floral flavours. Weighty with a pleasantly drying finish and a moderately silken texture.
No 1 Family Estate 2013 Adele Cuvee Marlborough $240
Plenty of bling with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted bottle in a box that lights up when you open it. The wine tastes as good as it looks. Ethereal, delicately yeasty with hazelnut and brioche flavours. This is New Zealand's most expensive bubbly.
Cloudy Bay NV Pelorus Marlborough $34.99
A Chardonnay-dominant blend with at least two years lees ageing in the bottle. Rich, flavoursome sparkling wine with a strong toasty/brioche, green apple and chocolate-box flavours. Mouth-filling wine with an ethereal texture.

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