Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2002

Chosen as the best out of 12 SA wines at a Wine-of-the-Month-Club tasting in October 2004
Rated 4th out of 29 wines in the 2004 Finnish Wine of the Year Competition
Rated 89/100 by Wine Spectator Magazine in USA, 2005
Profound, rich and multi-dimensional. Fruity cassis nose, great colour, good grip with a full-ish body and good tannins leading to an elegant but longish finish.

Pinot Noir is the most food flexible varietal. Its richness comes from a multitude of layers of flavour. Enjoy with fish, poultry, game birds and red meat dishes.

variety : Pinot Noir | 100% Pinot Noir
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.1 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Chosen as the best out of 12 SA wines at a Wine-of-the-Month-Club tasting in October 2004
Rated 4th out of 29 wines in the 2004 Finnish Wine of the Year Competition
Rated 89/100 by Wine Spectator Magazine in USA, 2005
in the vineyard : The finest vineyards are often located in marginal climatic conditions. While the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is generally perceived as a mild to warm area it is subject to unpredictable weather patterns. Vintage 2002 has produced one of the most complex Pinot Noirs to date. Is this the result of a high rainfall in January prior to harvest? One effect of wet weather is a reduction in crop; it also questionably ameliorates the flavour profile of the wine. This is undoubtedly the thumbprint of this vintage.

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