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2012 De Toren South African (Red Blend) "Fusion V"

De Toren 2012 Fusion V

Winery: De Toren

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Fusion V"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc & 9% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $60

Cases produced: 392

KWG Score: 94.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 10, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and deep ruby colored red blend from South Africa opens with a mild black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very smooth. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused black cherry with notes of old oak with hints licorice, espresso, and black currant. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are refined, but they do stick around for quite a while. This very nice South African red wine would pair well with a filet mignon. 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. Elegant and seductive, it displays concentrated flavors of blackcurrant, licorice, dark chocolate and spice. Smooth tannins, a seamless structure and an elegant minerality add to the enticing complexity of this age worthy, Cab-dominated blend.

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