De Toren Fusion V 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa

Item No. 94459
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 14%Malbec, 11% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

Intensive purple/black in color with satin rim. Sweet ripe fruits with the freshness of rose petals that open up to an earthiness, sweet sugars, cinnamon and licorice that talks to different parts of the palate at the same time. Black fruits, cherries, peach and caramel is well integrated to create a classic but muscular style that lingers long after consumed and entices you to take another sip almost immediately.

Critical Acclaim

"A sleek, modern style, with raspberry and cassis fruit flavors layered with suave mocha and tobacco notes. Ample concentration, with a long, polished finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The best vintage yet for this very consistent wine."
92 Points

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De Toren proprietors Emil and Sonette den Dulk left Johannesburg in 1991 to establish their vineyards in the Polkadraai Hills of Stellenbosch. Situated on southern facing slopes overlooking False Bay, De Toren enjoys the cooling effect of constant ocean breezes. Taking a holistic approach to keeping vineyard soils healthy and balanced, viticulturalist Ernest Manuel employs...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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