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 Kaaimangat *201614.70
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+
PINOT NOIR Walker Bay Galpin Peak *201129.25
A beautiful wine, deftly balanced with lots of red berry fruit character and pretty floral aromas. Excellent small French oak barrel maturation contribution has assisted in achieving a super core strength to this wine. Its inherent balance and fruity personality promises the development of added flavor dimensions over a period of ageing!
Platter: ****½, WS: 90, Top 10 Pinot Noir SA Wines Class.
PINOT NOIR Walker Bay Galpin Peak201328.50
A confident wine with a firm and polished profile of flavours without being overstated. It is classically old world with good aging potential. Peppery spice with blackberry and cherry notes, ending in a harmonious and long earthy finish. Judged blind by some of the most refined palates globally on a panel of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers, the third annual Global Pinot Noir Masters recognise and reward the finest Pinot Noirs in the world. The Galpin Peak was awarded GOLD at this occasion.
Platter: *****, Top 10 Pinot Noir SA Wines Class., Tim Atkin: 93, James Suckling: 94