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Live Virtual Auction, 11 - 13 April 2021

De Toren Private Cellar, Meerlust Estate and Mullineux

Sold for

ZAR 9 967
Lot 14
  • De Toren; Fusion V; 2006; 1 (1 x 1); 3000ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 500 - 11 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 9 967

About this Item

Fusion V, 2006
1 (1 x 1) 3000ml

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’.

The iconic Left Bank based blend from De Toren. Named for the ‘fusing’ together of Bordeaux’s five famous varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec). The Fusion V celebrated its maiden vintage in 1999 and was introduced to the international markets. Under the guidance of Albie Koch this Bordeaux left-bank inspired blend has accumulated an energised and praised following from wine aficionados both in South Africa and abroad (especially in the US).

Critics Ratings

'Savoury intro – soy and balsamic. Concentrated, dry small dark berries, leaf spice, cigar box. Grippy tannins. Can keep longer.'- Higgo Jacobs (feb 2021), 91/100

‘Very plush, deep and classy. Lots of liquorice, chocolate and cherries. High alcohol but with good freshness to back it up. Suave and hedonistic. Drink now to 2030’ - Roland Peens (Feb 2021)

‘Glossy top-ranker, acclaimed both sides of the Atlantic. Coiled, smoky aura of 2006 offset by deft fruit weight; persistent tail underscores quality, echoing refinement. Yr 50% new Fr oak, tad Am.’  Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2009, 5*

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