Beginning with a light ruby core with a soft garnet edge, the 2019 Galpin Peak Pinot Noir opens with aromas of sour cherry, wild raspberry and potpourri spice before subtle elements of dried herbs and laurel sway into focus. Medium-bodied, the wine displays lively acidity in the mouth with a growing spiciness and lingering herbal edge. Flavors of cranberry and wild strawberry linger with a subtle minty character across the lingering conclusion, ending with a soft tannic edge. 89/100 RP
Producer Information: Bouchard Finlayson
The estate was established in South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde valley in 1989, a groundbreaking partnership between acclaimed Burgundian winemaker
Paul Bouchard and trailblazing local winemaker Peter Finlayson. With a shared passion for Pinot Noir, they transformed the valley’s virgin soil into vineyard, and laid the foundations for the cellar of Bouchard Finlayson. In 2000 the Tollman family purchased the estate, realising a long-held dream to own a vineyard in Africa. The Bouchard Finlayson estate is situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley, the estate’s 25 hectares of vineyard were meticulously planned and planted according to time-honoured Burgundian winemaking principles, and express the valley’s cool maritime climate and unique coastal terroir.