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Rosetta Wines USD 38.99 750ml

De Toren Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Z 2007

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This sophisticated “Right Bank-styled” Bordeaux blend debuted in the 2004 vintage as a complement to De Toren’s legendary “Left Bank-styled” Fusion V. A higher proportion of Merlot makes this delicious red softer and more approachable in its youth than its blockbuster sibling. It delivers intense, alluring aromas and flavors of plum, dark berries, and spicebox along with classic notes of tobacco, graphite and leather. The grapes were handpicked in the cool, early morning hours and transported in small baskets to the winery, where they were hand sorted and destemmed in small batches. The grapes were gently crushed and gravity fed into open-top fermentation tanks, and regular manual punchdowns were performed during fermentation. The wine was basket pressed and gravity fed into 225 liter oak barrels, where it was aged for 12 months. Each varietal component was vinified and aged separately.

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In 1994, Emil and Sonette Den Dulk were searching for a special property in the Cape. When they arrived here and looked out at Table Mountain in the West, across False Bay and east to the Stellenbosch mountains, they knew they had found one. Emil and Sonette began a journey to create South Africas first 5 varietal Bordeaux blend with a philosophy of gentle winemaking and detailed vineyard pra... Read more
In 1994, Emil and Sonette Den Dulk were searching for a special property in the Cape. When they arrived here and looked out at Table Mountain in the West, across False Bay and east to the Stellenbosch mountains, they knew they had found one. Emil and Sonette began a journey to create South Africas first 5 varietal Bordeaux blend with a philosophy of gentle winemaking and detailed vineyard practices. Emil can be attributed to creating a true designer wine estate in South Africa.   Read less

Member Reviews for De Toren Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Z

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
06/28/2010

Egregiously delicious, smacks of dark chalky basement with toasted wood, strong front on the mouth with cherry and cranberry, smooth vanilla finish.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
08/26/2010

Fascinating dry nose of pencil lead. Ripe jammy fruit - reminds me a little of Barossa. Moderate oak, bright red cherries, and a chalky finish. Really ripe and beautiful.


Snooth User: Carly Wray
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3.50 5
06/28/2010

My goodness, this is interesting: hot slate, drying paint, wet chalk on the nose. Juicy dark fruit with soft-soft tannins, excellent acidity, and the tiniest hit of dark chocolate on the end. Dig.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
356700352
3.50 5
06/28/2010

medium opacity, ruby bordering on orange, medium body, acidity, and tannins (great balance). a bit light for a bordelais blend. aromatically it's got it all - brambles, plums, blackcurrant, slate, graphite, tiny bit of toasty vanilla. juicy and quaffable.


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Source: WineChateau.com
08/29/2010

This wine is surrounded by a prominent aura of gooseberries and raspberries. Hints of mocha and peanut skins greet the nose, with an elusive sweet undertone. Promises of pomegranate and cardamom filters through on the palate, and integrates well with the fresh acidity of this vibrant blend. Even though this is a shy vintage, the soft, well managed tannins, underline the potential greatness installed if the wine is carefully aged. A smooth, full aftertaste at the back of the palate captivates the mind and cajoles you to pour a second glass. Well complimented with aromatic food



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This sophisticated “Right Bank-styled” Bordeaux blend debuted in the 2004 vintage as a complement to De Toren’s legendary “Left Bank-styled” Fusion V. A higher proportion of Merlot makes this delicious red softer and more approachable in its youth than its blockbuster sibling. It delivers intense, alluring aromas and flavors of plum, dark berries, and spicebox along with classic notes of tobacco, graphite and leather. The grapes were handpicked in the cool, early morning hours and transported in small baskets to the winery, where they were hand sorted and destemmed in small batches. The grapes were gently crushed and gravity fed into open-top fermentation tanks, and regular manual punchdowns were performed during fermentation. The wine was basket pressed and gravity fed into 225 liter oak barrels, where it was aged for 12 months. Each varietal component was vinified and aged separately.

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