Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2009

This bottling is rich with luscious soft tannins and dark-coloured forest fruits, deftly balanced on a cord of lingering plum and raspberry delights.

The question arises. Does great Pinot noir at Bouchard Finlayson surface in cycles of four 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.

2009 shows all the attributes of distinguishing itself as another player within these four year cycles! This flavour quality is further enhanced by our practice of implementing high density closely planted vines to encourage competition between individual vines!

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 14.40 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

International Wine Challenge 2011 - Silver Medal
Wine Spectator March 2011 - 92 points
International Wine Challenge 2010: Silver Medal

Perfect Score 100 points and Trophy for the Wine of the Year - The South African Wine Rating Index (SAWI) 2009 & 2010

Bouchard Finlayson was awarded the Trophy for the Wine of the Year for our Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, scoring 97.5% in the newly launched web based South African Supérieur Wine Rating Index(SASWRI) - a world first -

ageing : Expected to age with appealing composure.

in the vineyard : 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.

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