11 February 2008
Bon Courage 2006
Remarkably sweet nose and initial sweet taste. Lots and lots of ripe mulberry fruits with soft vanilla (American Oak??) creaminess in the middle and black olives on the finish.
This is a delightful crowd pleaser which we couldn’t resist drinking on its own as we waited for our steaks to arrive. There’s enough body, but as the bottle nears its end some doubts set in.
I can see why it so charmed the judges of the 2007 Top 10 because the first glass is a stunner of sheer upfront approachability.
But I found it became tiring to drink. By the third glass the sweetness palls. I found it too jammy and too soft for continued pleasurable drinking with food. The American term ‘fruit bomb’ seems appropriate.
But, boy, I did so enjoy that first glass.
Producer: Bon Courage
Appellation: Estate WO Robertson
Made by: André and Jacques Bruwer