Bouchard Finlayson’s Blanc de Mer simply the best

Date posted:
April 28, 2009

Well-known wine columnist Steven Spurrier has proclaimed the Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer 2008 as the best new world white wine, and goes on to describe this blend as "citrussy, lively, fleshy yet zippy fruit. Great with seafood, especially for those bored with mono-varietal whites" in his 'Spurriers World' column in the May edition of the publication, Decanter.

Blanc de Mer is probably the only white blend from the Cape which predominantly has riesling as its principal component, this being 49% with viognier at 22%. The rest is chenin blanc (15%) and sauvignon blanc (12%). The fifth component is just a small 2% portion of chardonnay.

 

This cuvee is distinguished by excellent fruit balance with no single element dominating. It is simultaneously luscious in the mouth, yet clean and refreshing on the finish. Fruit flavours dominate with kiwi, peaches, pineapple and honeysuckle presenting strong palate influence.

 

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