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2006 De Toren South African (Red Blend) "Fusion V"

De Toren 2006 Fusion V

Winery: De Toren

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Fusion V"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec, & 7% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $45

Cases produced: 700

KWG Score: 93.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: February 24, 2009

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored wine is one of the best red wines coming out of South Africa. This wine opens with a very inviting spicy cherry vanilla bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, extremely well balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious black cherry with lightly infused toasty oak. You could drink glass after glass of this wine. The finish is dry and its tannins are well managed. If this wine had a little more structure, I would have placed it in the elite level. Regardless, it is perfect right now to have with a filet mignon at your favorite steakhouse. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Cape’s first five-varietal Bordeaux blend, Fusion V has become one of South Africa’s most sought-after and iconic bottlings. Stylish and seductive, this age-worthy, Cab-dominated blend flaunts concentrated flavors of black currant, licorice, dark chocolate, and spice. Silky tannins, a seamless structure, and an elegant minerality add to the wine’s alluring complexity.

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