@Delectable Wine this is the 2013 Silverthorn Wines Cape Winemakers Guild Big Dog IV Méthode Cap Classique.
Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).
Second wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and last sparkling wine. This is a sparkling wine (Methode Cap Classique) made by John Loubser from the Western Cape. Made up of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay as well as aged on the lees for 51 months before 9 more months in bottle and prior to disgorgement. Only 73 cases produced and only 42 being auctioned in 2018.
Light greenish yellow in appearance with tiny bubbles. Mute on the nose with a bit of lemon, light sweet spices, kiwi and limestone. Moderate acidity (7/10) and rich palate. Creamy mouthfeel with layers of spices, green apples, citrus fruits, white flowers and mouth watering minerality. Long and lingering finish.
$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,410.00 ($51.94 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,200.00 ($73.02 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).
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— 4 years ago
Nice medium dosage brut with loads of flavor. Mag became lees-y and rich as we approached the finish and it warmed. Mineral and lime interplay was superb. Gorgeous golden Buddha hand zest, pith menagerie, and a tangy white berry. .
#champagne #brut #lahertefréres #ultradition #bringthepagne #champagnedreams #lahertefréresàchavot #bubbles #bubblesforthepeople #sparkling — a year ago
Caviar Day!! Tropical notes of dry pineapple, lemon zest and lemon verbena, with brioche and cooked egg white, iris, cocktail peanut, and English muffin aromas. Chalky textured on the palate with bright, medium mouthfeel and dry tangerine and pomelo accenting Meyer lemon and starfruit with lingering lemon blossoms and cumquat. #Haton #JeanNoëlHaton #Champagne #Damery #brut #vintage #2005 #sparkling #bubbles #caviar #caviarday #NationalCaviarDay — 4 years ago
Black cherry, cherry blossom, carnation and a lime and lemon with a lemongrass touch, on a fresh strawberry nose, salted watermelon, lemon zest and nearly ripe strawberry, raspberry, and tangerine pith. Absolutely made for sushi! #franciacorta #methodoclassico #bubbles #RicciCurbastro #sparkling #spumante #rose #rosébrut — 4 years ago
Started as a strawberry icing on yellow cake which is odd for extra brut, but this 2005 has some age on it. It turns to soft strawberry compost, pineapple pulp and shortbread cookie, becomes bright marigolds and honeysuckle pollen ,then suddenly croissant becomes primary, forgetting its sweet infancy like a whiff from a patisserie. The palate is calcareous, navel orange-lemon splash, tart, dried lime, and crystalline ginger. Chalky, and delicious. #metodoclassico #valentino #brutzero #bubbles #sparkling #Itsliansparkler — 4 years ago