Pick’s Pick Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

September 23, 2010
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
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Pick's Pick Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Pick's Pick Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Post public tasting of some of the top performing Bordeaux blends as featured in the September issue of WINE magazine at the Sandton Sun last night, dinner with guest speaker Kevin Arnold of Waterford at thte Butcher Shop & Grill.

We could’ve drunk a left-over bottle of Waterford CWG Auction Reserve 2005 rated 5 Stars by the WINE magazine panel but we left if for the restaurant proprietor and major CWG client Alan Pick to sample as he neglected to buy any when it last came up for auction. We could’ve drunk Sadie Family Columella but at R2 200 a bottle a bit rich for the blood. So we opted for a taste-off between two different versions of Cabernet Sauvignon under house label Pick’s Pick, a 2007 made by Andries Burger of Paul Cluver and a 2009 by Thys Louw of Diemersdal, both priced at R147 a bottle.

We gave Burger’s wine the edge, it being more precisely structured than Louw’s version which was contradictory in character, showing both super-ripe dark fruit and a herbaceous note simultaneously.

Apparently around 50% of all wine sales at the Butcher Shop & Grill are Pick’s Pick, and clearly there’s money to be made at both the top and the bottom end of the wine market. You just have to know how.

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