06 February 2007

TN: Roasted kid

[bottle]Goats do Roam 2003 “Goat-Roti” (Western Cape) – Big, hard black-green fruit with charred earth and sweet vanilla. Toasted and spoofed, this is a clumsy escalation of the much better “regular” Goats do Roam, full of furious oak and extraction, yet signifying nothing. (2/07)

4 comments:

Ken Sternberg said...

This gimmicky name, along with their other gimmicky-named wines, has always bothered me. It's nothing but a commercially-driven exercise that sticks a thumb in the eyes of many Rhone producers. It's as bad as Korbel calling its alcoholic seltzer "Champagne." I patently refuse to review any of these wines.

thor iverson said...

Good for you. ;-)

Ken Sternberg said...

Thanks, Thor! I just know those guys are quaking in their boots over there in South Africa. Come to think of it, one of the two brothers who own the winery lives in Massachusetts. Uh oh. Did I mention how much I adore their wines?

thor iverson said...

The South African mafia hasn't been much of a power since Lethal Weapon 2.