Offers | Goedhuis Recommends | February
Goedhuis, January 2022
Valentine’s Day calls for an exquisite rosé Champagne. Paul Goerg is our house Champagne and produce some of the most approachable and expressive wines we have ever tasted. We recently discovered their delicious rosé which couldn’t be more delicious, or romantic. Soft rose petal pink in colour, it has a high proportion of Chardonnay in the blend (85%) which gives a luxurious creamy feel. It caresses the palate with its pleasing floral notes, red berry fruits and brioche. A beautiful wine at a particularly great price that will work well with most foods.
Goedhuis, May 2021
100% Albariño from Rías Baixas. Beautiful aromatics of crisp green apples, white peach, and jasmine. On the palate, notes of fresh pear, apricot, stone fruits, white peach abound. The luxurious silky fruit on the mid-palate shows hints of ripe lychee and lemon curd and the citrus finish is beautifully salty and vibrant. This is mouth-watering and full of energy, it is perfect for summer drinking and absolutely delicious
Goedhuis, December 2021
A standout South African Chardonnay, produced from vines planted nearly 400 metres above sea-level in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The cooler climate and ancient glacial soils gives a wine with a Burgundian feel. For the 2020, winemaker Kevin employed a special winemaking technique he calls the Black Chardonnay method. This almost forgotten traditional Burgundian method involves generously aerating the juice before fermentation, which turns it dark as ebony. However, during fermentation the juice transforms to a glimmering, green-tinted yellow, the science being that the more oxygen the juice absorbs, the less oxygen is consumed by the wine, which then has much more resistance against premature oxidation (yellowing) during ageing. This is an elegant and incredibly engaging wine with a steely nose of pristine citrus fruit, crushed chalk and oyster shell alongside smoke and toast. On the palate it cuts through with arresting freshness and the flavours are finely chiselled. A beauitful framework of mineral acidity and a long finish tinged with white flowers and almonds. Kevin has done a fabulous job.
Goedhuis, January 2020
People are catching on to the brilliance of this Marsannay-based producer and highlighting the excellent quality and value of these wines from an appellation tipped for 1er Cru status. From a mid-sloped vineyard that produces beautifully floral Pinot, this 2018 Favières is replete with wild alpine berries and spring flowers. We love its tight, controlled palate and sweet, rounded finish. A real star buy.
Burghound, January 2020, Score: 90-92
There is better freshness still to the pretty and attractively layered aromas of red cherry, raspberry and evident floral elements. The punchy and appealingly textured flavors exude evident salinity on the impressively complex and lingering finish where the same cherry lozenge character is present. 2028+
Vinous, March 2021, Score: 91
The 2018 Vieux Château Saint André is owned by the Berrouet family, of course, synonymous with Petrus. It has a lovely nose of lilting red berry fruit and a light saline influence, hints of orange blossom emerging with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and very well-judged acidity. This Montagne Saint-Émilion has a bit of bite, especially on the tensile finish. Berrouet’s magic touch shows here. Neal Martin
Decanter, March 2021, Score: 90
There is both juice and freshness on display here, and the wine opens in the glass effortlessly without trying too hard. The floral side to the fruit also comes out after a minute or two, adding a sense of lightness to the clear power and concentration in the mid palate. It's enjoyable and one to look out for. From the home estate of Jean Claude Berrouet and vinified by his son Jeff. Jane Anson.
Jane Anson, July 2021, Score: 92
Jean-Claude Berrouet's home estate, with the talented Jeff Berrouet working alongside his father. Montagne is an appellation that was well-placed to deliver in the dry summer of 2018, and this really is one to look out for, as good as the exceptional 2016 from the property. Redcurrant and blackberry fruits, studded with cracked pepper, tobacco, black tea and cardamom. Thoroughly enjoyable, even more so after a good few hours in a carafe. 20% new oak. Drink from 2022-2034.
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