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Lot 297

De Toren
Fusion V, 2004
12 (2 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. The Fusion V was introduced to the international markets in 1999 and the winery itself was nominated for best ‘New World Winery of the Year’ by Wine Enthusiast in 2011. 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). 

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 ‘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 cab-led (55%), 04 also features 20% cab f (plus merlot, Malbec, petit v); dense concentration of bright fruit in rippling structure, brooding, unyielding; needs good ten yrs. 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


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Estimate: R 12 000 - 14 000 

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