Treat somebody to the most unique London wine tasting gift. With a philosophy of providing the finest quality, the celebrated Bouchard Finlayson estate produces some of South Africa’s most distinguished wines.
Described by legendary British wine merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd as “without question one of South Africa’s leading premium producers”, Bouchard’s wines are much sought-after. However, they are not readily available in the UK, with only a small collection of hotels offering them.
Situated in the heart of London, The Montague on the Gardens Hotel is one of the Bouchard estate’s sister properties. In the seclusion of Bloomsbury, the hotel is a setting of serenity on the vibrant doorstep of Soho and Covent Garden. Winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2012, this Georgian-style townhouse provides exemplary personal service, understated comfort, and – of course – a selection of Bouchard Finlayson’s finest.
The Montague on the Gardens’ intimate Terrace Bar & Conservatories, an oasis from London’s streets, presents a unique location for a unique wine tasting experience. You will be presented with three premium wines (50ml of each) from the Bouchard Finlayson estate. Each wine, two reds and one white, be expertly matched with a South African themed canapé to perfectly compliment the differing flavours.
The London wine tasting gift will begin with the hotel’s sommelier giving a brief overview of the distinguishing qualities of the three wines and an explanation of how their tastes marry with that of their respective canapés. You will then be left to enjoy the selection at your own leisure, sampling combinations such as Blanc De Mer paired with sosaties, a traditional dish of marinated lamb or mutton skewers.
All three of the wines in this tasting are award-winners, including Bouchard’s flagship Galpin Peak pinot noir, which was rated 93/100 by Wine Spectator Magazine in 2012. The Hannibal blend, which pitches six grape cultivars into one wine, is arguably the most celebrated of the three, having been awarded 5 stars in the Platter Wine Guide 2012 and rated 99/100 on the South African Wine Index.
For a special wine tasting experience in London, these intimate surroundings and unique pairings make The Montague on the Gardens the ideal destination. For the connoisseur or curious drinker alike, this is the perfect wine tasting gift experience.
Wine & South African Canapé Pairings:
- - Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak pinot noir, paired with bobotie spring roll (sweet-spicy meat)
- - Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal blend, paired with zebra burger
- - Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer, paired with sosaties (marinated lamb or mutton)
We Also Recommend:
- - Enjoy a smoke on The Montague on the Gardens’ Cigar Terrace, dedicated to cigar smokers from 5pm
- - Visit the nearby British Museum, documenting the story of human culture
- - Step onto the hotel’s wooden deck; serving cocktails in summer and flavoured vodkas in winter
As an additional benefit of this wine tasting gift, if you wish to travel to South Africa to experience these wines first hand, you will receive an exclusive 10% discount at the Montague’s sister property, the Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town, with a tour of the Bouchard Finlayson wine estate included. More details available on request.
The Montague on the Gardens, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BJ
This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.
Booking for this experience is flexible. Book for any time, Monday to Sunday, between 2pm – 11pm. Note that during November and December, only weekends will be available.
Dinner and lunch are not included with the experience. Any additional products or services purchased can simply be paid for on-site.
Wine and canapé selection is subject to availability and seasonal change. Please inform of any dietary requirements prior to booking.
If you wish to travel to South Africa to experience these wines first hand, The Montague on the Gardens can assist with arranging a stay and tour of the Bouchard Finlayson wine estate, with an exclusive 10% discount at their sister property, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town (flights not included, additional transport fees will apply from Cape Town to Walker Bay). More details available on request.
All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 10 days in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.