Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile's Lair Chardonnay 2018
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100% Chardonnay | Alc 13.66%
Sleek and refined, with a spicy lemon drop aroma on the nose, and a complex palate with white peach, nectarine and pear flavours. A refreshing salinity graces a lasting finish. This wine has great aging potential under optimal cellar conditions.
The name Crocodile's Lair comes from the name of the vineyard where the grapes were sourced. Kaaimansgat or Crocodile’s Lair vineyard is hidden away in the Elands Kloof Valley behind the village of Villiersdorp, just 80km from Hermanus. A beautiful spot inside a blind valley nestled amongst majestic mountains. 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.
Suggested food pairing: Porcini mushrooms on bruschetta, lobster with lemon butter sauce, shellfish.
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