Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Goose Espression Upper Langkloof 2007 81 points

The Goose Espression Upper Langkloof 2007 81 points

Medium clear, bright, ruby dark cherry red, some evolution on the rim, high concentration, high viscosity, no evidence of gas, but slight traces of sediment (there is also traces of tannins deposit coating inside the bottle, might suggest a light filtration or unfined / unfiltered)

Clean aromatics, high intensity, ripe to overripe plums with tawny port note, very high alcohol, not integrated after 3 and half years, hints of raisins, leather, dried currants, with dry port character emerging with aeration.

Earthy dark fruit, almost “Volcanic soil” character, kind of Californian block busters, oaky style.

Dry, medium plus acidity (possibly acidified) high alcohol, medium plus tannins, but massaged, confirms fruit perceived with new flavors of preserved kumquat, prunes in Kirsch, the high alcohol creates a smooth texture expression, medium length, medium plus complexity.

Over The Top style, if only the grapes were picked earlier, less oak used, this would have been a wonderful food friendly wine.

Served at 13 degrees Celsius, with a spicy beef rump and Chorizo rougaille and braised cabbage.

Now until 2018 ( There is enough saturated fruit for the long haul……)