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2015 De Toren South African (Red Blend) "Z"

De Toren 2015 Z

Winery: De Toren

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Z"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 53% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon & 6% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $50

Cases produced: 3,520

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 7, 2019

Wine Review: This opaque and dark red colored blend from South Africa opens with a cedar, leather and black cherry bouquet with hints of craisin. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile, like the nose, features cedar infused cherry with notes of cinnamon. I also detected hints of red plum. The finish is dry and its fruit and faint tannins fade away nicely. This tasty South African blend would pair well with veal cutlets with cherry sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Merlot dominant Bordeaux blend displays aromas of red fruits, mulberries and blueberries, with notes of cedar and spice and a hint of aniseed. This follows through perfectly on the palate, revealing pure juicy red fruit, berries and plum. Complex and vibrant, this expressive red showcases velvety, finely knit tannins...just as one would expect from a Merlot-led blend!

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