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    Bouchard Finlayson Offer

    30% off Bouchard Finlayson – Pre Order!! Whilst Stocks Last!!

     

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    We have always rated the wines from this marvellous Estate in South Africa and are delighted to be able to offer out this winery funded deal like we’ve never seen before! We are offering a staggering 30% off any case of 12 bottles of the wines listed below. You can choose to mix it up or just stock up on un-split packs of your favourites.

    This is a fantastic offer and we don’t think we’ll see another like it for some time. To secure you wine please email us your requirements andy@harrogatewines.com or phone us on 01423 522270 before the 31 May for June delivery or collection. Sadly, it is first come first served as the wines are likely to run out on an offer as good as this.

    The Wines of Bouchard Finlayson

    Established in 1989 by Peter Finlayson, Bouchard Finlayson is a boutique winery nestled in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (the name translates to Heaven and Earth), just outside Hermanus in the beautiful Western Cape of South Africa. For the last 10 years winemaker Chris Albrecht has produced some of the finest wines of the region. Located in the wine ward of Walker Bay, this 125 hectare property currently has 22 hectares under vine; the rest is mountainous terrain, covered by the spectacular indigenous ‘fynbos’ flora of the Western Cape.

    Blanc De Mer 2018 - Usual price per bottle £13.50. Offer price £9.45

    Blanc de Mer offers more than it portrays and its Riesling pedigree boasts lots of strong personality. It is an unusual blend from the Cape where Riesling is virtually unknown as a blending partner. The name Blanc de Mer translates to ‘White of the Sea’. Inspired by the estate’s close proximity to our coastal town Hermanus where the Southern Right whales come to calve during the months of late winter towards the end of spring. It really is a perfect summer wine.

    Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Usual price per bottle £ 15.99. Offer price £11.20

    Sauvignon Blanc is arguably their least known wine but surprises us by being thier most successful label in terms of volume sales; and is certainly one of South Africa’s best performing white wines. Their geographic location, lying within five kilometres of the cool Atlantic Ocean, offers the most ideal temperature zone of the Cape. Added to this, the heavy shale clay soil that typifies the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley lends an inviting tropical tone to the flavour profile of this vintage.

    Sans Barrique 2018 – Usual price per bottle £15.99. Offer price £11.20

    These grapes originate from the same vineyard as the Crocodile’s Lair. The non-irrigated soils are clay-based and ensure a unique opportunity to achieving the character associated with the best Chardonnay wines. Usually this also happens through maturing in French Oak barrels. In this instance, the Sans Barrique Cuvee enjoys no wood, which is the key to its crisp, clean personality.

    Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay 2018 – Usual price per bottle £17.99. Offer price £12.60

    The Crocodile Lair vineyard is hidden away in the Elandskloof Valley behind the village of Villiersdorp just 80kms from Hermanus. It is located 700m above sea level and the grapes ripen a month later that most Cape Chardonnays. Structured with many-layered flavour components, this pleasing palate offers hints of lychee, white peach, kiwi fruit and tangerine, a memorable taste experience.

    Missionvale Chardonnay 2017 – Usual price per bottle £ 23.99. Offer price £16.80

    The name Missionvale stems from the Mission hospital established on the domain property in the early 19th century. All the grapes are harvested from this estate to create one of the finest Chardonnays in the region. A commanding wine with solid backbone and a lengthy lingering palate. Flavours of pear and melon enhanced by peachy taste offer a lively and long-lasting finish. 29% new oak and maturation on primary lees took place for 11 months, which offers complexity and structure which will grow and embolden this wine over the coming years.

    Hannibal 2017 - Usual price per bottle £25.99. Offer price £18.20

    This is a unique collection of varieties (45% Sangiovese, 18% Pinot Noir, 15% Nebbiolo, 12% Shiraz, 7% Mourvèdre and 3% Barbera) but they all combine to achieve a harmonious orchestra of flavours where the essence of Italian food immediately comes to mind. Olive and red currant flavours combined with cranberry to result in a lingering finish and complex mouthful. On our recent visit in January 2020 we tasted back vintages of the Hannibal some 10+ years old and they were marvellous. Lay some down if you can. A great bottle for that blind tasting!!