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2007 De Toren South African (Red Blend) "Fusion V"

De Toren 2007 Fusion V

Winery: De Toren

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Fusion V"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec, 10% Merlot, & 5% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $45

Cases produced: 600

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: May 26, 2010

Wine Review: This wine is always one of the best red wines coming out of South Africa. The 2007 vintage lives up to that reputation. This very dark purple colored red blend opens with a very pleasant cranberry and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very nicely balanced and fruit forward when first opened. As air permeates the wine, its classic South African oak characteristics start to emerge. On the whole, the flavor profile is a very tasty black raspberry with notes of integrated smoky old oak and a hint of blueberry. The finish is dry and it displays moderate tannins and some blackberry notes as well. This wine will pair well with a NY strip steak from Grill 23. Enjoy - Ken

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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, it flaunts concentrated flavors of black currant, licorice, dark chocolate, and spice. Silky tannins, a seamless structure, and an elegant minerality add to the alluring complexity of this ageworthy, Cab-dominated blend.

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