Although South Africa is classed as a ‘New World’ region, wines it produces are often nicely poised between the New World and Old World styles. Look out for reds from South Africa’s ‘own’ variety, Pinotage, which makes striking gamey and earthy-tasting wines, often with a savoury, cheesy edge to them. The most famous regions are Stellenbosch, Paarl and Constantia, although cooler regions such as Walker Bay are beginning to attract attention.
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21 Gables Chenin
Soft aromas of dried apricots with an oak and vanilla undertone on the nose. White fleshed peaches, almond paste and oranges on the palate.
21 Gables Pinotage
Flavours of caramelised black cherries, hints of dark spice and dark chocolate. The curvaceous palate offers smooth, dense fruit fruit and lingering velvety tannins.
Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer
The Riesling component is now dominant with a notably fragrant nose, ample body and luscious finish. Best described as a kaleidoscope of flavours with a solid Chardonnay structure. Bright fruits and repeated flavours of pear, plum, apricot, custard apple and gooseberry.
Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay
The dry land nature of this vineyard offers a distinctive mineral quality, which allows greater maturation potential. Beautifully fresh and crisp with obvious gooseberry flavours surrounded by subtle oak nuances.
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2012
A bold wine with rich, fruity expression, packed with a medley of dark berry and plum flavours. Open textured, velvety and appealing for covert enjoyment from a lingering and expressive finish.
Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2013
Superbly smooth with lots of leather ending in a harmonious, velvety finish. Flavours of wild berries, black cherry, and spicy plum all combine to present this delicious wine.
Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2012
This bottling shows a youthful feel from a great vintage, expressing fine intensity and a long, mouth-watering finish. Lots of honey and peach flavours, all supported by an abundantly rich pronouncement on the palate.
Bouchard Finlayson Walker Bay Sauvignon
A great balance has been achieved between fruit maturity and accommodating acid harmony in the final crafting of this wine. Flavours of tropical perfumes, gooseberry, lychee, green fig and herbaceousness captured over layers of creamy minerality. More tropical than grassy and expected to age well.
The wine has a pale lemon-yellow colour and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and an intrusion of green peppers. The wine is dry, full-bodied and has a long lingering finish.