Bordeaux

Timed Online Auction, 28 March - 15 April 2024

Bordeaux
About the Session

A carefully curated selection of highly sought-after collectables of Bordeaux and Bordeaux-style SA wines.


Sold for

ZAR 11 139
Lot 13
  • De Toren; Fusion V; 2012; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 11 139
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Fusion V, 2012
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’.

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

'First made in 1999, Fusion V has developed a justified reputation as one of the Cape’s best Bordeaux blends. Dominated by 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is suitably dense and structured, complemented by lots of toasty oak and layers of ripe, sumptuous flavours of fig, fruitcake and cassis.' - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2015, 93/100

'Cab-led (56%) 5-way Bordeaux blend; part natural ferment. 2012 concentrated, with rich, fragrant fruit & tightly coiled tannins. Bold, mouthfilling & firmly structured. Half-new oak will support long & fruitful maturation. Decant if impatient.' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2015, 4.5*

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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