Bouchard Finlayson

The 125-hectare property currently has 19 hectares under vines. Bouchard Finlayson is renowned as one of South Africa’s top wineries and this can be attributed to their philosophy and focus to produce wines of the finest quality.

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CHARDONNAY Kaaimangat201614.70
The Kaaimansgat or Crocodile’s Lair vineyard is hidden in the Elandskloof Valley near the village of Villiersdorp, just eighty kilometres from Hermanus. At 700 metres above sea level, our vines ripen a month later than other Cape Chardonnays and benefit enormously from cool autumn temperatures. Deliberately unirrigated, they produce small berries of high skin to juice ratio, which adds an extra flavour component to this superior wine. Deliciously complex and rich in fruit flavours, this wine offers an expanded taste expression. Gooseberry, sweet melon, jasmine and rose petal all combine to build on layers of a taste discovery. The nutty and creamy components will develop over time, enhancing the flavour with ageing.
Platter: ****½, SAWI: Platinum 95+