Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa

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Item No. 113265
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Enticing aromas of blackcurrant and spice lead to bright, juicy flavors of ripe plum and blackberry, enhanced by a spicy nutmeg and clove character with signature Bordeaux notes of tobacco and forest floor.

Critical Acclaim

"Solidly ripe, but stylish, with a whiff of mint running through the red currant, blackberry and tobacco notes. A sanguine edge checks in on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec."
90 Points

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Rating:
(3/24/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
Pair with: Beef
I really like this Bordeaux blend from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. It has nice current and plum flavors with a lot of spice and herb untones. Great wine with red meat or just to sip.
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Retired Wine Guy - Lincoln University, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/2/2012)
Excellent value.
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Rating:
(8/4/2012)
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Learn About Mulderbosch Map ItMap It

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...

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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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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

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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