Boschendal Jean Le Long Blanc de Blancs 2007

February 24, 2015
by Christian Eedes
in What I Drank Last Night
with 3 Comments


The Jean Le Long Blanc de Blancs 2007 is the “prestige cuvee” in Boschendal’s Méthode Cap Classique range selling for R450 a bottle. 100% Chardonnay, five years on the lees before disgorgement and a further year on the cork before release.

It’s a dramatic stuff. Ripe citrus, brioche and even a little bee’s wax – extremely rich and flavourful, tangy acidity and a fine mousse. Tasty but if you’re good for the asking price, then I think there are more refined bubblies out there.

Score: 89/100.

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  1. JoeFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:39 pmReply

    To paraphrase Michael Franks: “They’re taking us for a ride, and the worst is that they make us drive them there.”

  2. Hennie @ BatonageFebruary 24, 2015 at 9:24 amReply

    I agree with Kwispedoor – there is just no way I can justify paying that kind of a price for an MCC. Firstly there are equally good if not better MCC’s at half that price and secondly, if I as a normal consumer, am forking out over R400 for a sparkling wine, then it will most certainly be on a champagne rather.

  3. KwispedoorFebruary 24, 2015 at 9:04 amReply

    I understand that the industry as a whole should benefit when the market accepts high prices, but as a wine lover with limited means I’m a bit miffed by some price strategies out there. I can buy Champagne from grand cru vineyards for less than that.

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