Monday, March 12, 2012

Laborie Methode Cap Classique Brut Western Cape 2008 87 Points

Clear, bright, straw with gold reflections, fine mousse with fairly coarse perlage.

Clean, medium plus intensity, appley (medley of Golden Delicious and Granny Smith) baked / grilled lime zest, grapefruit segment, barley, yeasty complexity (24 months on lees), brush of oak (3% matured in oak), subtle vanilla, freshly baked pastries, light toast, hints of butter, nutty hazelnut / walnut, well defined and complex aromatics.

Properly Brut, rich style with a dosage of 9.6 g/l, broad and full texture, creamy, medium plus acidity, persistent, fresh, moderate alcohol (12.14%), lemony fruits and appley character follows through, slight phenolic richness on back palate, medium plus lenght and complexity.

Paarl district grapes, though Western Cape Wine of Origin

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