Afrique du Sud - WO Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay

Bouchard Finlayson 2018

€850 Flacon de 10cl

This wine with its rather unique blend of varieties is inspired by both Italian and French winegrowing. From the first sniff, this exceptional wine charms you with a complex nose, revealing notes of thyme and hints of mint. Fruity aromas then follow, like cherry, strawberry and raspberry. On the palate, this is a full and deliciously rich wine with a very fruity side and incredibly diverse flavours thanks to its quite unique six-variety blend. It’s a must-try that you’ll want others to discover too.

Flacon de 10cl €850
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay Hannibal Bouchard Finlayson 2018


Vineyard name Bouchard Finlayson
Label of origin Afrique du Sud - WO Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay
Cuvée Cuvée Hannibal
Vintage 2018
Grape varieties Sangiovese (42%), Nebbiolo (17%), Pinot Noir (15%), Syrah (12%), Mourvèdre (7%)
Tasting conditions 18 °C
Location Cape South Coast 
Alcohol level 14.0%


Chris Albrecht

Prominent winemaker Chris Albrecht grew up in the golden triangle of South African winegrowing. After graduating in winemaking studies from Stellenbosch University, Chris immediately set off to widen his experience abroad. After three years in the vineyards of California, New Zealand and France, he returned to South Africa as winemaker at Bouchard Finlayson. In the stunning valley of Hemel-en-Aarde (meaning Heaven on Earth in English), is where you will find the Bouchard Finlayson wine estate. The winery was started in 1989 by the Burgundian winemaker Paul Bouchard in association with his South African alter-ego Peter Finlayson. Nowadays, it is one of the most highly acclaimed estates on the South African winemaking scene.

Food and wine pairings

white meat
  • Pulled pork and sweet potato purée
  • Corsican ewe’s cheese with herbs
  • Chocolate and cherry cake, 
  • Blackcurrant cheesecake