Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2004
This superb Bordeaux blend with elegance and finish stands on its own. With concentrated blackcurrant, coffee, forest-floor fruit and nutmeg aromas. Voluptuous flavours of ripe plum and blackberry with subtle wood vanillas give this wine its lovely complexity. Will improve with age for the next 4-8 years.50% Cabernet, 35& Merlot/Petit Verdot/Malbec/Cabernet Franc.
Yet another really good south african wine! This one is tasty and really interesting. It's rich and has a good mouthfeel. I like this one all by it's self. It's 50% bordeaux but the blend in it mellows it out just enough for me.
Absolutely an outstanding wine. The price is great, but the taste is better. Potent and passionate, this South African beauty will rival many more expensive Bordeaux's. It comes to Canada infrequently, and I always eagerly await its arrival. On top of the other flavours submitted, I'd like to add "smoky". An unusual flavour for most wines, but it can be found in Faithful Hound, and is extremely interesting.
External Reviews for Mulderbosch Faithful Hound
Produced for a blend of 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 17% Malbec, and 12% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Faithful Hound offers a spicy nose of ripe black fruits. On the palate, this wine is fresh, bright and expressive. Black currants and tangy dark cherries are found in its rustic character. Drink it over the next 6 years.
Full-bodied, with ripe currant and blackberry flavors that grip the palate. Toast, spice and sweet smoke enhance without intruding. Solid, juicy finish. Great fruit in a well-balanced package. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2004.
The plum and peppery spice nose of this Bordeaux-style red blend leads into approachable flavors of plum, vanilla oak and currants. The wine offers elegant tannins and a smooth finish.
The ruby-colored 1996 Faithful Hound reveals a spicy, roasted bell pepper and blackberry-scented nose. It is foursquare, somewhat warm, packed with dark berry fruit (including cassis and plum), and has an appealingly long finish. It should be at its best between 2001 and 2004.
A Bordeaux blend based on 42% Merlot and 36% Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium red. Plum, chocolate, truffle, licorice, mint and tobacco on the nose. Broad, ripe and a bit reduced, with flavors of blackberry, rd currant, truffle, smoke and tobacco. A classically dry Bordeaux blend, but the tannins are nicely sweet.
Glossy ruby color with a cerise rim. A mixed bag of concentrated blackcurrant, coffee, forest-floor fruit and nutmeg aromas. Voluptuous flavors of ripe plum and intense blackberry combine with subtle wood vanillins to give the wine its lovely complexity.
Wines from South Africa are riding a tidalwave of popularity in the industry and the Faithful Hound Red is one of the reasons why. Its soft, supple user friendly" style is loaded with highly extracted fruit that is so jammy you might just "howl" with delight.