2012 De Toren Fusion V
Stellenbosch, South Africa


94 WE

2012 De Toren Fusion V

$59.99


$53.99
as part of a mixed case.



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Winemaker's Notes
"The Cape’s first five-varietal Bordeaux blend, Fusion V has become one of South Africa’s most sought-after and iconic bottlings. Elegant and seductive, it displays concentrated flavors of blackcurrant, licorice, dark chocolate and spice. Smooth tannins, a seamless structure and an elegant minerality add to the enticing complexity of this ageworthy, Cab-dominated blend."

Technical Notes
"56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot. Aged in a climatized barrel room (16 degrees Celsius at 80% humidity) for 12 months in 50% new and 50% second fill, 225 Liter Oak barrels. Ninety percent French Oak and Malbec had the benefit of American Oak. 15% alc."
Wine Enthusiast
"94 pts ... Bold, dark and concentrated, this blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot still shows some youthful restraint on the nose and palate, suggesting this is a wine best enjoyed after 2018 and through 2024. Seductive notes of toasted oak, cocoa nib, licorice and Thin Mint kiss the black-fruit core of boysenberry, blackberry and cherry. The mouthfeel is dense, with a firm structure and bold tannins that grip the long, spicy finish."

Wine Spectator
"93 pts ... A lush, ripe, enticing style, with lovely raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry coulis flavors that stretch out, carried by a well-embedded graphite spine through a long anise- and roasted apple wood-framed finish. Rock-solid. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2016 through 2024. "
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