Thursday, April 25, 2019

MENU’s Wine of the Week 2016 Galpin Peak Pinot Noir

from Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel and Aarde Valley. Made by Winemaker Chris Albrecht

This has wood, roses and red berry fruit on the nose and, on the palate, attractive berry fruit, plums, chalky tannins, and dark wood on the end. Made to last and is very enjoyable. This vintage is currently available in 1.5 l Magnums on the farm Galpin Peak 2016 Magnum a bargain at R849 and the current vintage, 2017, is R394 a bottle

This vintage is already much awarded and has received a GOLD MEDAL in the International Wine Challenge, 2018; TROPHY - SA best red wine International Wine Challenge, 2018; TROPHY - SA best Pinot Noir International Wine Challenge, 2018. 94 POINTS from James Suckling, 2018 and 94 POINTS from Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Special Report, 2018. 93 POINTS (5 stars) in Platter’s Wine Guide 2019

Lynne is finding roses on the nose of many good Pinot Noirs and it is becoming a pointer to her of excellent quality
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