Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2017

By , 25 March 2020

General assembly.

Hannibal is the idiosynractic red blend from Bouchard Finlayson in Hemel en Aarde Valley, the 2017 consisting of 39% Sangiovese, 18% Pinot Noir, 17% Shiraz, 15% Nebbiolo, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Barbera.

Aromatics include cherry compote, rose, smoked meat, vanilla and spice while the palate is medium bodied with fresh acidity and fine tannins, the finish gently savoury. As ever, it’s a little difficult to interpret initially but ultimately rewards intellectual engagement. Approximate retail price: R350 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 91/100.

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