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Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal (2016)

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Bouchard Finlayson's Hannibal blend was originally prompted by the classic taste and palate of Italian varieties: Sangiovese and Nebbiolo.

This vintage is fresh and alive with a characteristic Italian mouthfeel reflecting fruity complexity. Olive and redcurrant flavours combine with cranberry to result in a lingering finish and complex mouthfeel.

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£25.50

    TypeRed
    Vintage2016
    When to DrinkNow
    ProducerBouchard Finlayson
    RegionHemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay
    GrapesRed Blend
    PairingShort Ribs
    ABV14%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    Vintage conditions

    Apart from the Pinot noir, the balance of the varieties in this blend were harvested towards the end of the vintage at Bouchard Finlayson. By this time, which was the middle of March, conditions were dry and ripening became delayed. Overall conditions were very good and patience was required before committing to harvest.

    Vinification details

    Harvesting into single layer boxes ensured that grapes arrived at the cellar in prime condition. Each batch of grapes was crushed and fermented separately with long, slow ferments encouraged. After fermentation the young wines were transferred to traditional French oak barrels for 12 months where secondary fermentation took place.

    Awards

    JamesSuckling.com: 94 pts
    Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts
    IWSC 2018: Silver
    IWC 2018: Silver

    Green credentials

    A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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    Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal (2016)

    Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal (2016)

    Bouchard Finlayson's Hannibal blend was originally prompted by the classic taste and palate of Italian varieties: Sangiovese and Nebbiolo.

    This vintage is fresh and alive with a characteristic Italian mouthfeel reflecting fruity complexity. Olive and redcurrant flavours combine with cranberry to result in a lingering finish and complex mouthfeel.

    Write a review