The question arises. Does great Pinot noir at Bouchard Finlayson surface in cycles of your years? Our celebrity vintages have been 1997, 2001 and 2005 and now it appears 2009, but neatly stepping inside this magic cycle was our iconic 2007 vintage and now the 2012.
2012 shows all the attributes of distinguishing itself as another player within these four year cycles! Bouchard Finlayson Pinot noirs are clearly terroir driven by the knowing impact of our heavy Malmesbury Shale soils, which impart firm structure and robust flavour statements in each vintage. This flavour quality is further enhanced by our practice of implementing high- density closely planted vines to encourage competition between individual vines!
This bottling is rich with luscious soft tannins and dark-coloured forest fruits, deftly balanced on a cord of lingering plum and raspberry delights. Expected to age with appealing composure.
Bouchard Finlayson was awarded the Trophy for the Wine of the Year in this year for our Galpin Peak Pinot noir, scoring 97,5 % in the newly launched web based South African Supérieur Wine Rating Index (SASWRI) – a non-vintage rating.