Pink appearance, ripe red fruits, minerals, medium + acidity, 13.2% EtOH — 6 months ago
My then girlfriend and now wife loves this producer. Introduced by AC years ago, I liked the wines back then, but never really loved them. But as with my partner, the sentiment has changed over the years and I'm now left wishing I got more back then. Marie-Noelle Ledru's wines are so scarce today since she has retired from commercial production (although, I hear it's still possible to get them through her inner circle connections). Interestingly enough, my two oldest notes on this cuvee seem to indicate that I found it too broad. How wrong was I?! The key is to decant, which brings out incredible energy and delineation in the wine. Our closing wine for 2019 couldn't be any better - a complex nose of brioche, marzipan, white florals, apples, pears, lemons, and river stones, with hints of cherries and an interesting white pepper note. The palate's painfully precise, textured, and juicy. I just love how the fruit fills out the mid-palate, broadens up a little with some stone fruit notes and creaminess, then finishes with searing acidity and intense chalkiness. Lesson learnt here: always trust the wife. Happy New Year, ya'll! — 10 months ago
2009 vintage. Been waiting to try this one for awhile.... Fine bubbles with yellow gold color. Nose of ripe apples. Palate of ripe apple preserves with suave luxurious texture that carries through to a crisp and refreshing finish. Can’t get enough of this.... — 4 months ago
Well balanced, elegant but not fully mature. Will give this 2016 vintage another year before trying again. — 7 months ago
Staff Selection (Roger Clark): Produced by the renowned wine estate Juan Gil. Flavors that are clearly multi-faceted - any given sip may show strawberries, watermelon, or other summery fruit Light and bright, crisp and lively. While this has acidity, it also has plenty of juicy red fruit notes that are more than just one-dimensional (Noelle Starr.) $10.99 Surdyks — 3 years ago
Surdyks Staff Selection (Noelle Star). Stellenbosch, South Africa 2014. "Overgaauw is one of South Africa’s pioneer wine estates. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%) that shows concentrated berry aromas and flavors. Not jammy or sweet. The supporting notes of violet, cocoa powder, a definite mineral presence along with a hint of espresso bring balance, and the mouth-coating texture and serious structure make this a wine worthy of a higher price tag than it possesses. Perfect for just about anything on your dinner menu, but incredibly delicious with an aged Cheddar – especially in the form of homemade mac-and-cheese."
Great with spicy brown-sugar glazed grilled salmon. — 4 years ago