Bouchard Finlayson Crocodiles Lair / Kaaimansgat Chardonnay Limited Edition 2010

Bouchard Finlayson Crocodiles Lair / Kaaimansgat Chardonnay Limited Edition 2010

This wine exhibits great intensity of flavour without too much weight. It is impressive in its development of complex taste layers built around spiced apple and citrus with a peachy creamy ending in a long graceful finish.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Peter Finlayson
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 13.45 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Bronze
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Gold Medal
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011 - Silver Medal
International Wine Challenge 2010 - Silver Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 - Silver Medal
Wine Spectator September 2012 - 91 Points

ageing : It will continue to develop and expand with greater complexity as it ages.

in the vineyard : 

in the cellar :  Capturing the celebrated title of South African Wine Index overall winner for the second year running, has partly to thank the Kaaimansgat label for assisting in arriving at this notable milestone. The Kaaimansgat / Crocodile's Lair label was honoured with a stellar 97 point award which brought it into the fold of the SAWI elite performers for 2010.

The styling of this cuveé arises from the calculated blend of 50 % new French oak and 50 % of the blend enjoying no wood at all! It really does work as the vanilla and cinnamon tones of the wood compliment the tropical fruitiness of the unwooded component.

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