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.
|When to Drink||Now|
|Region||Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
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.
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.
JamesSuckling.com: 94 pts
Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts
IWSC 2018: Silver
IWC 2018: Silver
A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.
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