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WTN: 2007 Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile's Lair Chardonnay

by Jenise » Sat May 09, 2009 1:14 pm

This chardonnay is a partnered effort between a member of Burgundy's famed Bouchard family and a South African winemaker (the Finlayson part). The fruit is sourced from "high lying vineyards" in one of South Africa's cooler climates, Overberg, and the wine is aged 8 months in French Oak. It's a big, sophisticated wine with obvious Burgundian ambitions: concentrated apple and pear fruit, a slight creaminess, slate-y minerality and prodigious acidity. This wine will be even better in a year or two when the acidity integrates a little more, but the wine also has the stuffing to age much longer. Originally released in the U.S. at around $22, I found it at Grocery Outlet this week priced at $6, and I'm on my way back this morning to relieve them of every last bottle they have.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov
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Re: WTN: 2007 Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile's Lair Chardonnay

by Carl Eppig » Sat May 09, 2009 4:38 pm

Tell Grocery Outlet to open a store in NH!!!!
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Re: WTN: 2007 Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile's Lair Chardonnay

by Jenise » Tue May 12, 2009 5:23 pm

Carl Eppig wrote:Tell Grocery Outlet to open a store in NH!!!!


Don't you wish? I've had this wine two more times since posting my initial note, and the good impressions only deepen. I bought a case and now I wonder if it's enough.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov

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