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Platter's Wine Guide 2024: 4 stars

Blanc de Mer 2023, Bouchard Finlayson

£14.95 per bottle

About this wine

Bouchard Finlayson’s Blanc de Mer offers more than it portrays and its Riesling pedigree boasts lots of strong personality. It is an unusual blend from the Cape where Riesling is virtually unknown as a blending partner. This intriguing blend of 52% Riesling, 29% Viognier and 19% Chardonnay offers exotic aromas of white peach, dried apricots, jasmine and ripe litchis, which fill the nose. Floral and aromatic, the wine extends to form an impression of pineapple flesh, syrupy green figs, quince. An energetic acidity profile is well balanced and completed by a rich palate of fruity sweetness. The experience is enticing and rounded, with a focussed finish driven by saline elements.

The name Blanc de Mer translates to ‘white of the sea’. Inspired by the estate’s close proximity to Walker Bay and the coastal town Hermanus where the Southern Right whales come to calve during the months of late winter towards the end of spring.

Ageing potential: Great now, but will develop additional complexity.

Food pairing: Effortless drinking qualities make the Blanc de Mer a popular aperitif, however it’s suitability to fresh seafood is unmatched – think Thai red prawn curry, bouillabaisse or simply oysters.

Alcohol: 13.35% ABV

Find out more about Blanc de Mer from Bouchard Finlayson Winemaker Chris Albrecht

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Producer Bouchard Finlayson
Category South Africa
Region Walker Bay
Colour White
Grape White Blend
Bottle Size 75cl
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes

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