Bouchard Finlayson - A Boutique Winery
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Awards

South African Wine Index (SAWI) awarded the Trophy to Bouchard Finlayson for ‘Winery of the Year’ (2009 & 2010 & 2013) and Peter Finlayson crowned ‘Viticulturist of the Year’ (2009 & 2010) and ‘Wine Legend of the Year’ 2013

Bouchard Finalyson are rated as one of the TOP 20 South African wineries by the Mail and Guardian (author Tim James), 2012

2000 TÊTE DE CUVÉE
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2005 JULIET CULLINAN WINE CONNOISSEUR’S AWARD WINNER
2001 TÊTE DE CUVÉE
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GOLD MEDAL AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2003
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GOLD MEDAL AT JULIET CULLINAN WINE COMPETITION
- SILVER MEDAL AT FAIRBARIN CAPITAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2003
- AWARDED 5 STARS IN THE 2006 JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE
2003 TÊTE DE CUVÉE
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WINEMAKER’S CHOICE DIAMOND AWARD 2005
- AWARDED 5 STARS IN THE 2007 JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE
2005 TÊTE DE CUVÉE
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OVERALL SA WINE WINNER - JOHN PLATTER 2008
- AWARDED 5 STARS IN THE 2008 JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE
- SILVER MEDAL AT THE IWSC - UK 2007
- SILVER MEDAL AT THE IWC - UK 2007
2006 TÊTE DE CUVÉE
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TROPHY WINNER OLD MUTUAL TROPHY AWARDS 2008
2007 TÊTE DE CUVÉE
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4.5 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2009
2009 TÊTE DE CUVÉE
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4.5 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2011
- 90/100 BY THE INDEPENDENT RATINGS GUIDE EROBERTPARKER.COM (NEAL MARTIN), AUGUST 2011
- GOLD MEDAL - FIVE NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE, OCTOBER 2012
2010 TÊTE DE CUVÉE
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4.5 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
- GOLD AWARD AT THE DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS MAY 2013
- GOLD MEDAL - CHINA WINE AND SPIRITS AWARDS 2013
- SILVER MEDAL AT THE 2013 VINIDIVIO WINE FAIR IN DIJON, FRANCE
TÊTE DE CUVÉE
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SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX PLATINUM AWARD 2013
2001 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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WINNER OF THE CLASSIC WINE TROPHY 2002
- GOLD MEDAL - JULIET CULLINAN WINE COMPETITION
2002 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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CHOSEN AS THE BEST OUT OF 12 SA WINES AT A WINE- OF-THE-MONTH CLUB TASTING IN OCTOBER 2004
- RATED 4TH OUT OF 29 WINES IN THE 2004 FINNISH WINE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
- RATED 89/100 BY WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE IN USA, 2005
2003 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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SILVER MEDAL AT SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES WINE AWARDS 2005
2004 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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4 STARS IN WINE MAGAZINE
2005 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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GOLD MEDAL (CLASS WINNER) AT THE IWSC - UK 2007
- THE BLOOR YORKVILLE WINE FESTIVAL 2007 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (TORONTO, CANADA)
- COMPETITION WINNER AT THE THE JULIET CULLINAN WINE CONNOISSEUR’S AWARDS 2007
2006 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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SILVER MEDAL AT THE IWSC - UK 2008
2007 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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CLASS WINNER - WINEMAKERS' CHOICE DIAMOND AWARDS 2008
- 91 POINTS AWARDED IN WINE SPECTATOR JAN 2009
- MATTHEW JUKES TOP 50 SA WINES FROM CAPE WINE 08 OUT OF 4000 WINES
2008 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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4.5 STARS IN WINE MAGAZINE MAY 09
- DECANTER 2009 SOUTH AFRICAN PINOT NOIR TROPHY
- RATED 90/100 BY WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE IN USA, MAY 31 2010
2009 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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RATED 92/100 BY WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE IN USA, FEB 2011
- 4 STARS IN THE JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
- RATED 90/100 BY WINE ENTHUSIAST, MARCH 2012
- FIVE NATIONS GOLD MEDAL AWARD 2012- ONLY PINOT FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD
2009 CAPE WINEMAKERS GUILD
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92 POINTS BY JAMES MOLESWORTH AND STEPHEN TANZER, 2011
GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR - NON VINTAGE SPECIFIC
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SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX (SAWI) AWARDED THE TROPHY FOR 'WINERY OF THE YEAR' FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR (2009 & 2010) AND PETER FINLAYSON CROWNED VITICULTURIST OF THE YEAR (2009 & 2010).
- GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR (NON-VINTAGE SPECIFIC) ACHIEVING THE PERFECT SCORE - RATED 100/100
SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX PLATINUM AWARD 2013- GRAND GOLD AWARD - 2012 SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX (SAWI)
- SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX PLATINUM AWARD 2013
2010 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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4 AND A HALF STARS IN THE JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
- RATED 92 POINTS BY SOUTH AFRICAN SOMMELIER MIGUEL CHAN, APRIL 2012
- RATED AS THE NUMBER ONE WINE IN THE TOP12 LINEUP BY 50% OF THE TASTERS, FREDERIC DASSE, APRIL 2012
- RATED 93/100 BY WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE IN USA, SEPTEMBER 2012
- RATED IN FREDERIC DASSE'S TOP TEN RED WINES FOR 2012
2011 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
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BEST RED WINE IN THE NEDBANK GREEN WINE AWARDS 2012 - BWI (BIODIVERSITY AND WINE INITIATIVE) CATEGORY
- RATED 93/100 POINTS BY SOMMELIER MIGUEL CHAN, JANUARY 2013
- ‘COUP DE COEUR’ AND GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2013 VINIDIVIO WINE FAIR IN DIJON, FRANCE
2001 HANNIBAL
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SILVER AWARD AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRIT COMPETITION 2003
2002 HANNIBAL
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CHOSEN AS ONE OF 10 GREAT SA WINES BY DECANTER MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2004
- RANKED 3RD OUT OF 29 SA RED BLENDS TASTED AT THE WINE-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB IN OCTOBER 2004
2003 HANNIBAL
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GOLD MEDAL - JULIET CULLINAN WINE SHOW IN THE CATEGORY ‘UNUSUAL RED BLENDS’
- CLASS WINNER IN THE IWSC 2006
2004 HANNIBAL
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CLASS WINNER UNUSUAL REDS - JULIET CULLINAN WINE CONNOISSEUR'S AWARDS 2007
2005 HANNIBAL
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HOUSTON RODEO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2008 AWARDED HANNIBAL 2005 A DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL OF ONLY 24 - DOUBLE GOLD MEDALS (A UNANIMOUS GOLD MEDAL)
- RATED 93/100 POINTS IWC LIBRARY COLLECTION, 2010
2006 HANNIBAL
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GOLD MEDAL (CLASS WINNER) - MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2008
HANNIBAL - NON VINTAGE SPECIFIC
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SOUTH AFRICAN SUPÉRIEUR WINE RATING INDEX (SASWRI) 96+ CLUB AWARDED A SCORE OF MORE THAN 96 FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR: THIS YEAR WE OBTAINED 99, 2% FOR OUR HANNIBAL RED BLEND WHICH FEATURED IN THE TOP 10.
- RATED 99/100 ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX (SAWI)
- GRAND GOLD AWARD - 2012 SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX (SAWI)
- SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX (SAWI) PLATINUM AWARD 2013
2008 HANNIBAL
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4.5 STARS IN THE JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2011
2009 HANNIBAL
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GOLD MEDAL – CHINA WINE AND SPIRITS AWARDS, 2012
- SILVER MEDAL - MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2012
- AWARDED 4.5 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2013
- GOLD MEDAL sAWARD AT THE DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS MAY 2013
2010 HANNIBAL
- AWARDED 5 STARS IN THE JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
2011 HANNIBAL
- AWARDED 5 STARS IN THE JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
- GOLD MEDAL - CHINA WINE AND SPIRITS AWARDS 2013
2004 KAAIMANSGAT LIMITED EDITION CHARDONNAY
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GOLD MEDAL AT SANTÉ CLASSIC WINE TROPHY 2005
- “90 POINTER” IN WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE - MARCH 2007
2009 KAAIMANSGAT LIMITED EDITION CHARDONNAY
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4.5 STARS IN THE JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2011
- RATED 91/100 BY WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE IN USA, JUNE 2011 and the EDITORS CHOICE
- TOP 100 WINES 2010 – SOUTH AFRICA 2001
- RATED 91/100 BY THE INDEPENDENT RATINGS GUIDE EROBERTPARKER.COM (NEAL MARTIN), AUGUST 2011
2010 KAAIMANSGAT LIMITED EDITION CHARDONNAY
4.5 STARS IN THE JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
- AWARDED GOLD MEDAL - DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS, MAY 2012
- RATED 91/100 BY WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE IN USA, SEPTEMBER 2012
MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY - NON VINTAGE SPECIFIC
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SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX GRAND GOLD AWARD 2013
2006 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
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4.5 STARS IN THE JOHN PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2008
2007 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
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4.5 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2009
- SILVER MEDAL AT THE IWSC - UK 2008
2008 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
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4 STARS WINE MAGAZINE MARCH 2009
- MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY FINISHED 2ND OUT OF 30 RSA WINES TASTED BY SAQ IN THEIR DECEMBER 08 TENDER
- RATED 90/100 BY WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE IN USA, MARCH 2010
2009 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
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AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2011
- RATED SECOND BEST OF 324 WINES WITH 91/100 IN THE TOP 10 WINES OF WEINWELT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2012
- RATED 90/100 BY WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE IN USA, OCTOBER 2012
2010 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
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AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
- DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - CHINA WINE AND SPIRITS AWARDS, 2012
2001 CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY
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BRONZE MEDAL AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2003
- GOLD MEDAL AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2004
2002 CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY
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RATED 6TH OUT OF 28 WINES AT THE 2004 FINNISH WINE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
2003 CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY
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SELECTED BY SAA FOR PREMIUM CLASS
- SELECTED BY BA FOR FIRST CLASS
- SILVER MEDAL (91/100) AT CLASSIC WINE TROPHY 2004
- GOLD MEDAL AT THE WINE STYLE ASIA AWARDS 2005
2004 CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY
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GOLD MEDAL AT SANTÉ CLASSIC WINE TROPHY 2005
2007 CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY
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4 STARS WINE MAGAZINE MARCH 2009
2008 CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY
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RATED 91/100 BY WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE IN USA, MARCH 2010
- RATED 92/100 BY THE INDEPENDENT RATINGS GUIDE EROBERTPARKER.COM (NEAL MARTIN), AUGUST 2011
2009 CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY
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4.5 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2011
- RATED SEVENTH BEST OF 324 WINES WITH 90/100 IN THE TOP 10 WINES OF WEINWELT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2012
CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY – NON VINTAGE SPECIFIC
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SOUTH AFRICAN SUPÉRIEUR WINE RATING INDEX (SASWRI) 96+ CLUB AWARDED US ABOVE 96 POINTS FOR THE CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN RATED CHARDONNAYS IN THE COUNTRY WITH A SCORE OF 97, 6%.
- RATED 97,6/100 ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX (SAWI)
- GRAND GOLD AWARD - 2012 SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX (SAWI)
- SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX (SAWI) PLATINUM AWARD 2013
2010 CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY
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AWARDED 4.5 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
2011 CROCODILE’S LAIR CHARDONNAY
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AWARDED 4.5 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2013
2004 SANS BARRIQUE CHARDONNAY
BRONZE MEDAL AT THE WINE STYLE ASIA AWARDS 2005
CHARDONNAY RANKED 3RD OUT OF 29 SA RED BLENDS TASTED AT THE WINE-OF-THE-MONTH-CLUB IN OCTOBER
2007 SANS BARRIQUE CHARDONNAY
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SILVER MEDAL AT THE IWSC - UK 2008
- 89 POINTS AWARDED IN WINE SPECTATOR FEB 2009 AND SELECTED AS TOP VALUE WINES FOR 08 UNDER $20
2008 SANS BARRIQUE CHARDONNAY
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RATED 90/100 BY WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE IN USA, MARCH 2010
2010 SANS BARRIQUE CHARDONNAY
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RATED 90/100 BY THE INDEPENDENT RATINGS GUIDE EROBERTPARKER.COM (NEAL MARTIN), AUGUST 2011
2007 WALKER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
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88 POINTS AWARDED IN WINE SPECTATOR FEB 2009 AND SELECTED AS TOP VALUE WINES FOR 2008 UNDER $20
2008 WALKER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
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AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2009
2010 WALKER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
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AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2011
- AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
2011 WALKER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
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AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
2012 WALKER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
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AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2013
2009 SAUVIGNON BLANC 'RESERVE'
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AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2011
2010 SAUVIGNON BLANC 'RESERVE'
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AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2012
2008 BLANC DE MER
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STEVEN SPURRIER'S RECOMMENDATION: 'BEST NEW WORLD WHITE WINE' IN THE DECANTER MAY 09 EDITION
2009 BLANC DE MER
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RECEIVED GOLD MEDAL AT THE SWISS WINE COMPETITION - EXPOVINA - OCTOBER 2011
- AWARDED GOLD DIPLOMA (91/100 points)  BY AMI DU VIN, SWITZERLAND - DECEMBER 2011
 
2011 BLANC DE MER
- AWARDED 4 STARS IN THE PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2013 
2012 BLANC DE MER
- SILVER MEDAL AT THE 2013 VINIDIVIO WINE FAIR IN DIJON, FRANCE



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