Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal
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Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal shows both power and finesse like Hannibal himself, the palate has spicy tones overlaying a supple and gently leathery structure, which is emphasised by olive, black cherry and cranberry-laced flavours all kept fresh by a prickle of Italian-esque acidity. While very approachable now, Hannibal will mature handsomely for several years to come.
Country: South Africa
Region: Cape South Coast
Subregion: Walker Bay
Grape Variety: Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Nebbiolo, Mourvèdre/Monastrell, Barbera
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Quirky but great
Drink With: Italian sausages on polenta
The name Hannibal was adopted as a symbolic expression of the role played by the African elephant in linking the wine lands of France and Italy two thousand years ago under the command of the conquering Carthaginian general.
A fascinating blend of 33% Sangiovese, 22% Pinot Noir, 18% Shiraz, 17% Nebbiolo, 6% Mourvèdre, and 4% Barbera, and one that reflects many of their finest aspects.