Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile's Lair Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2020

Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile's Lair Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2020

 

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Bouchard Finlayson
Crocodile's Lair Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : South Africa
  • Region : Walker Bay
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,6°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 91+ 2018
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The Kaaimansgat or Crocodile’s Lair vineyard is hidden away in the Elandskloof Valley behind the village of Villiersdorp, just 80km from Hermanus.

A beautiful spot inside a blind valley nestled amongst majestic mountains. Bouchard Finlayson has been linked directly to this vineyard for close to twenty six years. It is located 700m above sea level, ripens a month later than other Cape Chardonnays and benefits enormously from cool autumn temperatures.

The vines are not irrigated and they produce small berries of high skin to juice ratio, which adds an extra flavour component to this superior wine.

Tasting Notes: Sleek and refined, a most enjoyable spicy lemon drop aroma complexity announces white peach, nectarine and pear flavour delight. A refreshing salinity graces a lasting finish. Aging potential is excellent.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91+ Points (2018)
Bursting at the seams with elegance and finesse, the 2018 Crocodiles Lair Chardonnay opens with seductive aromas of creamy peach and pineapple yogurt, sautéed apples with lemon pastry cream, toasted nuts and vanilla. Medium-bodied, the wine is an instant success with energetic acidity and a soft creamy mouthfeel with a subtle mineral tension that shines a light on the immaculate fruit and oak profile. Concluding with a crunchy and juicy-fruited finish, the wine continues to offer pleasure with lingering sweet citrus tones and popcorn kernel essence. At this price, by the entire case. Bravo!

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WS
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VN
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Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile's Lair Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2020 Reviewed by Robert Parker 03-07-2023 . Score: 4.5