De Toren

Fusion V Stellenbosch Red Blend

9.26 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
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The 2017 De Toren Fusion V, the Left Bank Bordeaux-based blend, 90% raised in 50% new French oak, is deep garnet in color. It has a well-defined blackberry, bilberry and soy-tinged nose, touches of pencil shaving coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, almost Médoc-like tannins, quite structured and more austere compared to older vintages that I have tasted, especially in the context of a ripe growing season. Noticeably bitter toward the finish. Personally, I would afford this a couple of years in the cellar just to shave the edges, but it is a commendable Stellenbosch Bordeaux blend, one that cohered nicely after two or three hours. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2021)

The 2017 De Toren Fusion V, the Left Bank Bordeaux-based blend, 90% raised in 50% new French oak, is deep garnet in color. It has a well-defined blackberry, bilberry and soy-tinged nose, touches of pencil shaving coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, almost Médoc-like tannins, quite structured and more austere compared to older vintages that I have tasted, especially in the context of a ripe growing season. Noticeably bitter toward the finish. Personally, I would afford this a couple of years in the cellar just to shave the edges, but it is a commendable Stellenbosch Bordeaux blend, one that cohered nicely after two or three hours. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2021)

Apr 9th, 2021
Kristin Hopkins Rusboldt

Loved this glass. Worth every penny.

Loved this glass. Worth every penny.

Jun 4th, 2020
Patrick O Driscoll

A wine that is complex with nose and aroma a must try for all. It is produced with respect and attention to detail. A recommendation from someone with distinction and an enjoyment for the finer things in life thank you. This will be in the wine cabinet for sure.

A wine that is complex with nose and aroma a must try for all. It is produced with respect and attention to detail. A recommendation from someone with distinction and an enjoyment for the finer things in life thank you. This will be in the wine cabinet for sure.

Mar 1st, 2020
Robert Kobel

Robert had this 4 months ago

Robert had this 4 months ago

Aug 7th, 2022
Tom Young

Tom had this 4 months ago

Tom had this 4 months ago

Jul 23rd, 2022
Chris Laird

Chris had this a year ago

Chris had this a year ago

Nov 14th, 2021