Tuesday 4 December 2012

Bouchard Finlayson - The Muse

It has been a while since I have posted to my blog, as I have been busy setting up a property valuation company. I guess this will be a good time to punt such, so if you require a property valuation, be it a wine farm, commercial or residential property, visit: www.valuetec.co.za!

All I needed was a little inspiration to get back into the swing of things and Bouchard Finlayson, which I have now dubbed my Muse, did exactly that! 
I attended a Bouchard Finlayson tasting held at Great Domaines in Johannesburg, which was superbly presented by Jessica Saurwein. It was an enjoyable evening with delicious canapes and humorous banter about smoked chicken, or should I say gerokte kiep, to be more precise ;) 
The entire flight consisting of numerous Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay wines were exceptional. Scores were high and characters of the wines between the 2005, 2007 & 2009 vintages were varied. 
It was extremely interesting to experience, that although the wine making style remained unchanged over the aforementioned vintages, the changing annual climatic conditions influenced the characteristics of the wines with great finesse, from green and fresh to fruity and complex.
I guess you could say the lady in the photo above, visually describes the flavours of the wines to a T - elegant, impressionable and clean with a great depth of character. 

As difficult as it is to chose, my favourites of the night were:

  • 2005 Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2005 Bouchard Finlayson Sans Barrique Chardonnay (unwooded)
  • 2009 Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay
  • 2005 Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay
So hopefully the inspiration continues and you will be hearing from me more often! Until next time, Cheers!


Steve Finnell said...

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Jade Wright said...

Great post - so informative. Glad I met you at Pili Pili beach bar.

My favorite wine tasting place I have been to so far has got to be Fairview.
I adore it there beyond words. The cheeses paired with the different wines, the beautiful country setting... I have never felt more home.

I recently stayed in Paarl and took a day trip up to see all the gorgeous vineyards in Franshhoek and boy was I hooked.
The most beautifully breathtaking place I have EVER been.

Looking forward to your next post.

Keep them coming!