Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 16 415
Lot 602
De Toren; Fusion V; 2001; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 12 000 - 14 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 16 415

About this Item

Fusion V, 2001
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

‘Liquorice, bramble, sundried tomato stew. Ripe and chunky, this is bigger than the 99. Still structured, but also shows some tertiary character. Drink before the 1999.’ – Higgo Jacobs (Feb 2021), 91/100

‘Fresher and with more power than 2003, quite refined in fruit and very elegant. Big shouldered and powerful on the finish with succulent sweet and spicy fruit. Drink now to 2028’ - Roland Peens (Feb 2021)

One of the leading Cape blends, always the full house of Bordeaux red grapes (cabernet, malbec, merlot, cabernet franc, petite verdot), their proportions varying with the vintage; 01 elegant expression of great, ripe red-wine yr; transcends individual components, truly fused into greater whole, though clear, commanding cab influence obvious beneath still strong oak veneer. Deep, plush fruitcake, dark berry succulence, fine wraparound tannins. Worth cellaring decade min.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2004, 4.5*

Very sleek, polished, modern style, with loads of ripe, dark blackberry and black currant fruit, and a healthy dose of sweet smoke as well. Deceptively concentrated, this glides really easily across the palate to a lengthy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot... 3,000 cases made.’ – Wine Spectator (December 2003), 91/100

Provenance

Private Client


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