KWV Cathedral Cellar Brut

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Price: $16.95
Made in: Western Cape, South Africa
By: KWV
Year: 2010

When we had the 2009 edition last year, it was full of oranges. It was good, but not great. This 2010 edition does not have the loads of oranges and seems better balanced. Citrus and honey in both aromas and taste. The nose also has sweet yeast, probably sugars and nice dry grapes, hints of apples. The mouth has a nice blend of sweet, sour and a dry bite. Much better balanced for sure than the last edition. Nothing too complex, but well worth the price.

Rating: 3.7/5

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Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut

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Price: $22.95
Made in: Tulbagh, South Africa
By: House of Krone

This South African bubbly Rosé has a creamy head. You can smell the strawberries and when you approach it, the yeast. Eventually, hints of cherry come out. The sourness in the taste helps this. Berries and yeast balance everything. Overall, nothing offensive but a little mild and a little too sour, over the berry flavours. If you like the sourness, you will love this one.

Rating: 3.3/5