Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2011

Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa

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Item No. 129635
  • red wine
  • WS91
  • RP90
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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Dark ruby in appearance, with bright plummy hues. The nose shows spicy aromatics of cedar wood, anise and pencil shavings punctuated by intense cassis and mulberry notes. The palate is firm with a chalky tannin structure and pronounced savory character. Subtle oak flavors perfume the palate providing balanced tone and length.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark and muscular, with layers of fig, blackberry and black currant paste offset by espresso, bittersweet cocoa and smoldering tobacco notes. Fleshy and dense on the finish, but well-defined, with a backdrop of singed cedar and bay leaf. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2020."
91 Points

"The 2011 Faithful Hound, which was overseen by Adam Mason rather than Richard Kershaw, is a blend of 45% Cabernet Franc, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. It has a refined bouquet with dusky blackberry and raspberry fruit interlaced with mocha and undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with a savory opening."
90 Points

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John Westcott - Bloomfield, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/5/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
First tasted this wine at Disney's South Africa restaurant in Orlando. This latest vintage is classic South Africa wine making. It is unique and wonderful.
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bonalex0531 - Beaufort, SC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/21/2014)
Style: Light & Fruity
okay, but found it too fruity for my taste
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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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