De Toren Fusion V 2018 (South Africa: Stellenbosch) (ID# 3882)

Name De Toren Fusion V 2018 (ID# 3882)
Varietal Blend
Region South Africa: Stellenbosch
Notes "Mulberries, dark cherries, dried herbs, cedar and cloves on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Structured and compact." (James Suckling) "A blend of 50 percent cabernet sauvignon with malbec, cabernet franc, merlot and petit verdot, this is a powerful wine, the fruit trending towards black plum juice. Its powerful acidity gives it enough lift, allowing some of the savory aspects to show through in the middle. A few years of time in the cellar will give the oak time to settle behind the peppery aspects, setting up a fine pairing with grilled pork." (Wine & Spirits)

Additional Notes

"A polished red, silky in texture and offering hints of bay leaf and milled black pepper, alongside ripe black currant and baked black plum flavors. The enticing profile enmeshes the fine and creamy tannic frame and lingers on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030. 9,164 cases made, 653 cases imported." (Wine Spectator)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.5 Full Medium Sustainable

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine