Bright, medium-yellow colour, with a complex bouquet of toasted bread, roasted nuts, nougat and some smoked charcuterie notes. It’s rich and full in the mouth but not without tautness and refinement. A gorgeous wine: very rewarding, multi-layered, interest-packed and long, with a superbly silky mouth-feel. (10 years in tirage)
96 points, The Real Review (August 2020)
Arras has been something of a Tasmanian icon since the label was established back in 1995 and with a wine like this, it is easy to see why. The goal is one of elegance, complexity, depth and a wine that can spend considerable time on its lees and still have a long life ahead of it. Ed Carr and the team are kicking goals, as the youth say, with every release and long may it continue. If you are yet to discover Tasmanian sparkling wines, I would recommend going Chard on this one, but be careful, you may end up making Tasmania your home.
97 points, The Wine Front (August 2020)