Retief Goosen The Goose `Expression` 2008
The Goose Expression has a ruby red colour, scented bouquet with abundant smoke and spice, delivering exceptional richness and a powerful full-bodied finish. The tannins are ripe and soft, with a long, clean aftertaste.
These cool climate wines are exceptional examples of the grape varietals. The very cool and fresh terroir allows for late season ripening, red varietals are harvested as late as early May every year. Characteristically, these are complex and sophisticated wines which are appreciated by wine connoisseurs. A limited number of bottles are produced per vintage. Discerning European wine lovers have accepted this new world wine as measurable to old world classics.
'.....mid bright crimson. Low-key but reasonably subtle nose with some leather and some black-fruit quality with a hint of tar. Very impressive tannin management - rather reminds me of a top California Cabernet! Lightly spicy on the finish. Pretty smart!' - 17/20 Jancis Robinson MW, www.jancisrobinson.com, January 2012