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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bokke Wine Portfolio show March 25, 2009

The Time and Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3PM to 5 PM
The Event: New Kids on the Block -- the latest 10 wines in Bokke Wines
The Venue: Angell Art Gallery, Queen Street West
The Target Audience: wine press in the afternoon, private clients are
The Availability/Catalogue: everything is available now or will be
The Quote/Background: Bodega Goulart specializes in 90 year old Malbec
vines in Argentina, while Viljoensdrift promotes consistency in its
Rivergrandeur tier of wines. Most of Bokke's wines are from South
Africa, with others coming from south of the Equator.
The Wines: all prices are licensee.

**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Coney Wines Pizzicato Pinot Noir 2006, New Zealand, $38
-Klein Genot Black Swan Reserve 2006, Franschoek South Africa, $27
[50/50 cabernet sauvignon and franc]
-Lammershoek Zinfandel-Syrah 2006 Swartland South Africs, $18.75 – my
fave of the tasting.

***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Goulart Reserva 2007, Argentina, 100% Malbec, $24 Licensee.
-Paris Goulart Glam 2006, Argentina, $20 [60 malbec, 40 cabernet]
-Viljoensdrift Rivergrandeur Shiraz 2007 Robertson South Africa, $19.50
-Viljoensdrift Rivergrandeur Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Robertson South
Africa, $15.95 at Vintages +79483.
-Viljoensdrift Rivergrandeur Chardonnay 2008 Robertson South Africa,
-Mt. Destin Passione 2005 Stellenbosch South Africa, $26.50 [57%
cabernet sauvignon, 33% shiraz, and merlot]

*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Mt. Destin Chenin Blanc 2008 Stellenbosch, South Africa, $17.20

The Food: baguettes from Longos, cream cheese, camembert, cheddar,
mozzarella, crackers, herb pate.
The Contact Person:
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 87.


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