Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2010

This bottling reflects lots of plum and wild berry fruit, under layered by spicy French Oak upholding a gracious and persistent tannin structure.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 14.41 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2012 - Bronze
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Commended
Wine Spectator September 2012 - 93 Points

ageing : It has a rich core and promises added dimensions over a period of ageing!

in the vineyard : A great vintage from an even year. For some unbeknown reason our best vintages for Galpin Peak Pinot Noir production over the last twenty years, have always landed on uneven vintages. Year 2010 is a better of a wine, big and full flavoured.

in the cellar : Some years ago I met up with Joseph Henriot, owner of the Burgundian Negotiant Bouchard Pere et Fils. In discussion over Pinot noir he made the statement that the personality of Pinot noir is such that it offers a great deal of variation from vintage to vintage. Fortunately our climate of generous sunshine flavours a predominantly constant grape quality result. But some vintages have more to offer than others!

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