Bouchard Finlayson Tête De Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir
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Bouchard Finlayson Tete De Cuvee Galpin Peak Pinot Noir is a robust, dark and full bodied wine with real complexity. Rich and aristocratically structured, with a delicious core of blueberry, wild cherry and forest berry flavours. Long, rich and layered on the finish, its lovely, ripe tannins keep you coming back for more and suggest a long life ahead. Possibly the best Pinot from anywhere south of Lyons.
Country: South Africa
Region: Cape South Coast
Subregion: Walker Bay
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Rich and elegant
Drink With: Roast duck with green peppercorn sauce
This bottling of Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir is a selection of the twelve best barrels from the 2012 vintage. The wine matured in 100% new oak which means more time will be required for it to settle down and show its best, but the quality of grapes was so high that this greater compliment of new wood will mean greater complexity in the end.
93/100, Wine Spectator Magazine, September 2013