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ZAR 12 898
Lot 1
  • De Toren; Fusion V; 2004; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 500 - 9 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 12 898
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Fusion V, 2004
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
De Toren has been focused on developing and re-defining the Bordeaux concept into something uniquely South African since they acquired their first hectares in 1991. Specialising in luxurious & award-winning Bordeaux-style blends.The winery itself was nominated for best ‘New World Winery of the Year’ by Wine Enthusiast in 2011 and has established an iconic following. At De Toren the pursuit for perfection is evident in their grape selection and harvesting. They aim to ‘create an environment where vines produce flawless fruit and then guard these grapes as they are gently steered from vineyard, to cellar to bottle’. 
Under the guidance of Albie Koch this Bordeaux Blend has accumulated an energised and praised following from wine aficionados both in South Africa and abroad (especially in the US).

Critics Ratings

 ‘Acclaimed locally & abroad (‘Global A-list’ US Food & Wine, Decanter 4*, IWSC gold, 91 pts WS), this is a glossy, modern top-ranker. Aerial imaging at al used to monitor ripening of quintet bdx black grapes. Invariably cabernet sauvignon led (55%), 04 also features 20% cabernet franc (plus merlot, Malbec, petit verdot); dense concentration of bright fruit in rippling structure, brooding, unyielding; needs good ten years. 90:10 French/American oak, 50% new. 14.5% alc.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2007, 4.5*

Features a good solid beam of raspberry and fig fruit, with mocha and cocoa notes. Nice length, with a vibrant, minerally spine on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot... 3,600 cases made.’ – Wine Spectator (March 2007), 91/100

‘(a Bordeaux blend based on 55% cabernet sauvignon; aged for two years in mostly French oak, 50% new) Full red-ruby. Vibrant aromas of blackcurrant, minerals, bitter chocolate and licorice. Supple, suave and impressively concentrated, but far more backward than the Z owing to its higher percentage of cabernet sauvignon (55%, vs. 34%). Densely packed and minerally, in the understated style of a traditionally made Bordeaux. Very long and subtle on the back end. Needs at least five or six years of aging.’ – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com (March 2007), 91+/100

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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