Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2009

Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa

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Item No. 122019
  • red wine
  • ST91
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: 13.7%

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

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

Critical Acclaim

"Good medium ruby-red. Blackberry, black raspberry, coffee, mocha, woodsmoke and peppery herbs on the nose. Rich, silky and fine-grained in a distinctly Old World way, offering complex, subtle notes of berries, tobacco leaf, fresh herbs, woodsmoke and soil in a very harmonious package. Finishes savory and long, with suave tannins and lingering spice and tobacco leaf notes. This held up very well in the recorked bottle."
91 Points

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dchall2 - Johnstown, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/3/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
This gets 5 star wow!
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papawinters - Murfreesboro, TN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/16/2013)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Smooth and pleasant on the buds.
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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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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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