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.