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Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2012

The Pinot Noir category seems to me to be one category where the quality hierarchy seems to be particularly fluid as individual producers wrestle with how best to interpret the famously difficult variety but new releases from the well-established Hemel en Aarde Valley producer Bouchard Finlayson are always cause for excitement. Tasting notes and scores […]

August 18, 2015
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Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2010

Wines which are modest on their own tend to look even plainer when paired with gourmet food but by the same token wines made with serious intent sometimes only truly reveal themselves when drunk with a correspondingly high quality meal. Yesterday the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 (no 2008 made) of Tête de Cuvée […]

October 10, 2013
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Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak 2006

The 2006 vintage of Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak from Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel en Aarde Valley is something of a curiosity. You’ll find no mention of it in Platter’s and yet it won the trophy for best in class at the 2008 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. What happened, as I understand it, […]

June 14, 2013
by Christian
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