De Toren Fusion V 2018
The remarkable De Toren Fusion V expresses great balance, purity and intensity on both the palate and nose. There is a pronounced poise of red and dark fruit with a hint of sweet spice. This bold, full-bodied blend further unveils amazing depth, leading to a long finish on the palate, expressing silky tannins and oak flavours. It is beautifully textured and complexed, the wine lingers with detailed flavours, inviting one’s senses to the next sip.
The iconic Left Bank-based blend, meticulously crafted from Bordeaux’s “Noble Five” varietals providing a complex flavour that will only improve with age. It is made up of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.
Born of vineyards that are high in gravel content and benefit from prolonged exposure to the afternoon sun. This conditions favour the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is intensely hued, robust flavoured varietal that at 50 – 60% forms the backbone of the formidable final blend. The wines were aged in a climatised barrel room (16°C at 80% humidity) for 12 months in 225L French and American Oak. The Malbec had the benefit of American oak.
Top tips: for optimum enjoyment, decant at least one hour before consumption. Pairs exceptionally well with roasted lamb with garlic, rosemary, with a hint of lemon and honey. If stored in optimal conditions, this wine should last up to 20 years plus.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 94 Points