Villiera Woolworths Vintage Reserve Brut 2007, winner of the trophy for Méthode Cap Classique at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show really is impressive (price: R109.95 a bottle). 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay, four years on the lees, it shows both yellow and red fruit and a hint of brioche. Good breadth and richness, perfect balance and a long finish. Overall, a very precise offering in a category where too many examples show technical shortcomings. Score: 18/20.