Region: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
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.
Regal and focused, with silky layers of ripe blueberry and vivid plum that shows touches of spice and espresso. Restrained initially, but gains depth over the length of the palate and lingers effortlessly on a refined finish. Polished tannin integrates well, but the wine demands patience to reveal its full potential.
An ideal companion to Sunday lunch or that special occasion dinner – Coq au vin being a firm favourite.