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Bouchard Finlayson Red Blend Walker Bay Hannibal 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earthy and smoky on the nose with fresh black fruits over base of herbal, floral, and toasty oak aromas. Rather complex with additional nuances of leather, vanilla and red licorice appearing with air. What to make of this? I'm not quite sure, but it explodes in the mouth with acid-driven fruit flavors that are fruity and distinctive. There's so much going on here it's a challenge to take it all in. The fruit shows red plum, mulberry, and cherry flavors supporting both sweet vanilla and caramel notes as well as plenty of peppery spice notes and gentle herbal elements followed by a hint of meatiness. For all it's flavor this is not a thick wine, intense but medium-bodied with tannins that are present but a little austere, lending this a rustic edge. This is fascinating and fun. 89pts

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Bouchard Finlayson Winery:
We are a boutique winery nesteld in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, close to Hermanus in the Walker region, specialising in Pinot noir and Chardonnays. Our maritime climate and terroir lends itself to the superlative production of these wines. Also on offer is our Sauvignan blanc, a white blend called Blanc de Mer and a unique Italian, French red blend called Hannibal.

Editorial Reviews for Bouchard Finlayson Red Blend Walker Bay Hannibal

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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Vintage: 2009 01/09/2013

Earthy and smoky on the nose with fresh black fruits over base of herbal, floral, and toasty oak aromas. Rather complex with additional nuances of leather, vanilla and red licorice appearing with air. What to make of this? I'm not quite sure, but it explodes in the mouth with acid-driven fruit flavors that are fruity and distinctive. There's so much going on here it's a challenge to take it all in. The fruit shows red plum, mulberry, and cherry flavors supporting both sweet vanilla and caramel notes as well as plenty of peppery spice notes and gentle herbal elements followed by a hint of meatiness. For all it's flavor this is not a thick wine, intense but medium-bodied with tannins that are present but a little austere, lending this a rustic edge. This is fascinating and fun. 89pts


External Reviews for Bouchard Finlayson Red Blend Walker Bay Hannibal

External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/16/2010

Hannibal 2007 - Bouchard Finlayson: Hannibal 2007 - Rotwein von Bouchard FinlaysonPeter Finlaysons ?Hannibal? kann durch wunderbare Kirscharomen zusammen mit blumigen Noten sowie einem Hauch von Trüffel und Gewürzen begeistern. Aufgrund der Rebsortenzusammensetzung ist diese Cuvée fast schon ein Muss zur italienischen Küche.Weingut: Bouchard FinlaysonLand: SüdafrikaRegion: Walker BayRebsorten: 34% Sangiovese, 31% Petit Syrah, 20% Pinot Noir, 13% Nebbiolo, 2% MourvedreInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (16 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen des Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2007:4.5 Platter Stars Rotwein > Südafrika > Walker Bay


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Vintage: 2006 02/07/2010

Hannibal 2006 - Bouchard Finlayson : Hannibal 2006 - Rotwein von Bouchard Finlayson Dieser Wein ist ein Orchester aus begabten Aromenspielern. Jeder ist für sich ein prima Solist, gemeinsam aber ein fröhliches Team aus Italienern und Franzosen. Peter Finlaysons "Hannibal" begeistert durch wunderbare Kirscharomen, zusammen mit blumigen Noten sowie einem Hauch von Gewürzen und Trüffel. Bei der reichen Rebsortenzusammensetzung ist diese 16 Monate im Eichenfass gereifte Cuvée fast ein Muss zur italienischen Küche.   Weingut: Bouchard FinlaysonLand: SüdafrikaRegion: Walker BayRebsorten: 34% Sangiovese, 31% Petit Syrah, 20% Pinot Noir, 13% Nebbiolo, 2% MourvedreInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (16 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit:  5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Südafrika > Walker Bay


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/24/2010

Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2005: in Barriques gereift (16 Monate), Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Walker BayWeingut: Bouchard FinlaysonRebsorte: 44% Sangiovese, 27% Pinot noir14% Nebbiolo, 5% Shiraz, 10% BarberaRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein



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