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Boschendal Jean Le Long Blanc de Blancs 2007


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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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