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Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc 750ml 2012
Sku: 1823643*
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Country: South Africa
Region: Overberg
Sub-Region: Walker Bay
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
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Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc has a pleasant bouquet not dissimilar to a Marlborough Savvy, offering subtle tropical fruit (passion fruit and guava) underneath the carapace of gooseberry and lime. The palate is crisp and taut on the entry with well-judged acidity, crisp green fruit and a well-judged citrus-driven finish that is focused and true. This is well-crafted and comes strongly recommended. Drink now-2016. (Oct 2013)

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Wine maker notes
This is all hand-picked estate fruit presenting an intensity and spiciness with a haunting perfume of gooseberry and lemon grass layered over a mineral rich creamy palate. More tropical than grassy with great fruit tones and loads of body. It is also expected to age well!

Producer
Established in 1989, Bouchard Finlayson is a boutique winery dedicated to the making of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines of outstanding quality. Located in the wine ward of Walker Bay, an hour and a half from Cape Town, the 125-hectare property currently has 22 hectares under vines; the rest is mountain land, covered by the spectacular indigenous ‘fynbos’ flora of the Western Cape. With only a small portion of the farm under vine Bouchard Finlayson is able to ensure the conservancy of the mountain land. Bouchard Finlayson’s flagship wine is the Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, which has won many an award and accolade. Growing on the slopes of Galpin Peak, repeated vintages of this path-blazing wine continue to reflect a true celebration of Pinot-crafting, consistently endorsing the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley as a jewel in the hunt for this illusive grape. 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. The surrounding coastal town of Hermanus lures tourists and locals to partake in many exciting adventures. Hermanus is famous for the Whales that venture into their waters, Shark cage diving is another great attraction for the brave and courageous. If you prefer to keep your feet on the land, Hermanus surrounding mountains offers the most fantastic hiking trails with spectacular views.

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