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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2009
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2009
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International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With its deep, dark color and seductive, spicy aromas, the 2009 Faithful Hound is a fine example of the blended claret style of wine. Aromas of bold ripe blackberries, cinnamon spice and light touches of peppermint characterize the nose. The entry is full and round, building to a bold core which tapers off to a subtle, lengthy finish. Savory flavours of graphite, forest floor and cured ham are well balanced by a lively red berry freshness.

Pair with game birds, lamb, steak, or cream-based pasta.

Blend: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec

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About Mulderbosch:

Widely recognized as one of South Africa's most iconic producers, Mulderbosch is well-known for its Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Rose and its Bordeaux blend - The Faithful Hound - and is located east of Cape Town in the Stellenbosch Hills. Stellenboxch has a Mediterranean climate that is largely impacted by the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, with long, warm summers and cool windy afternoons. Recently acquired by Charles Banks, an American, Mulderbosch has entered an exciting new era of quality. A newly-assembled team promises to re-introduce wine lovers to the many charms of this approachable, easy-drinking, collection of affordable, fun wines. South Africa provokes an unbelieveable platform for making some of the best white wine values in the world.