De Toren - Fusion V 2013
De Toren - Fusion V 2013 (91 tsomw points)
Perfect wine for the upcoming Holidays.
Stellenbosch blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
This wine estate was founded in 1991 by Emil and Sonette den Dulk. In 1999 they presented their first wine, the 'Fusion V'. This year was awarded a gold medal and a top rating from Robert Parker, which made the wine estate immediately win the spot in the world top.
In 2011, the Tower was nominated by the trade magazine Wine Enthusiast as 'New World Winery of the Year'. The uniqueness of this wine estate and one of the most important reasons for its success is the uncompromising way of working. The soils, the basis of each wine, were analyzed extremely accurately, after which the best fitting grape varieties were planted here. One uses a particularly intensive quality control, both before and during the harvest.
About the wine:
Great Bordeaux blend with a South African touch. First gave this wine a decant with the Vspin (5 minutes) @openyourwine
In the glass an intense dark ruby red color.
On the nose intense and delicate aromas of blueberries, blackberries and dark cherries with hints of chocolate, cedar, mint, coffee and some herbs.
On the palate dry, full-bodied, clean and nicely balanced. Great complexity and concentration with layers of cherries, dark berries, chocolate, herbs and cedar. Great long and lingering aftertaste.
Available in Holland - wijnkooperij de lange