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Bouchard Finlayson Auction Reserve Estate Chardonnay 2012

As much as we try to keep Pinot Noir our flagship, Chardonnay appears to say ‘catch me’. Chardonnay has magic and seductive powers wooing producers and consumers from all corners of the globe. This vintage presented superb quality fruit produced on high density plantings, picked at optimum ripeness and pressed whole bunch to release purity and length of palate. Matured sur lie for seven months in best French barrels. Tasting Notes: Aromatic layers of apricot and cantaloupe linger over creamy yeast and mild French oak wood tones, finally resonating with a long citrus and quince finish. Maturation and longevity will reward and contribute added complexity.

Winemaker: Peter Finlayson

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 4 400.00
  • Lowest: R 3 000.00
  • Average: R 3 419.05


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 190
  • Cases Auctioned 42


  • Alc: 13.72 vol%
  • RS: 2.10 g/l
  • TA: 4.50 g/l
  • pH: 3.50

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