Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2011
By Christian Eedes, 16 September 2019
Bon Courage in Robertson has well-established credentials when it comes to the production of Méthode Cap Classique, this cellar having won the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge twice before, the Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve 2000 judged best overall in 2004 and the Blanc de Blancs 2007 in 2010.
A recent bottle of the 2011 Blanc de Blancs 2011 proved great drinking. 10% of the base juice fermented in oak, lees contact lasts between 48 and 60 months before disgorgement, this bottle presumably closer to that upper limit.
The nose showed a sort of marmalade-like character with some leesy complexity while the palate was rich with a creamy mousse, the finish long and savoury. A complex, well-balanced glass of bubbles. Price: R195 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 91/100.
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