Grab it while you can – the outstanding J.C. Le Roux Scintilla is only made in exceptional vintages, so the 2008 is worth tracking down and stocking up in your fridge this summer.
Pure elegance in a bottle, it’s a classic blend of mostly Chardonnay with Pinot Noir, and is delectably complex. It comes in a stylish dark bottle that hints that this is certainly a special Méthode Cap Classique from the House of J.C. Le Roux, generally more widely acknowledged for its accessible, sweeter bubblies that cater for a ‘democratic’ (rather than snobby) imbiber.
Discerning types and wine snobs alike can vouch for the deliciousness of the Scintilla, which has won considerable acclaim in previous vintages.
The 2008 vintage is no different – it took a gold medal at the prestigious London-based International 2014 Wine & Spirit Competition. The competition’s South African, Chilean and Argentine results were announced as part of the Wines of the Beautiful South trade tasting at the London Olympia.
J.C. Le Roux Scintilla 2008 retails at approximately R175.