Desiderius Pongrácz 2009

March 21, 2017
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 2 Comments
Desiderius Pongrácz 2009

Big-ticket item.

Pongrácz is one of Distell’s bubbly brands and Desiderius Pongrácz is the flagship in the range, the recently released 2009 selling for R449 a bottle.

A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, this typically spends a minimum of 72 months on the lees. The nose shows citrus, apple and peach, some brioche and a touch of earthy evolved character. The palate is particularly rich, the mousse quite soft – very well crafted but not as thrilling as some of the other top-end MCCs that are out there.

Editor’s rating: 90/100.

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  1. Melvyn MinnaarMarch 21, 2017 at 9:39 amReply

    Completely agree with Hennie. It’s also a rather ‘old-fashioned’ bubbly. And can one take that “perfume” bottle seriously!

  2. HennieMarch 21, 2017 at 7:40 amReply

    Interesting pricing considering that I can buy some pretty good champagne for around the same price and some of the best MCC comes in at half that.

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