Desiderius Pongrácz 2009
By Christian Eedes, 21 March 2017
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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