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South Africa, Stellenbosch

De Toren

De Toren Z 2013

De Toren Z 2013 Merlot led Bordeaux blend with nice reviews

Tasting Notes

Jan 2018 – Already 5 years from vintage and starting to show nicely. Merlot dominated Right Bank style Bordeaux blend with all five Bordeaux varietals present. Vineyards facing the ocean get a cooling breeze. Dark berry fruit and cassis fully cover the palate, along with some earthy, graphite and cedar characters. Youthful and poised, will age nicely up to a decade from vintage. Delicious!

Food Accompaniments

rack of lamb, char grilled rib-eye


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90+ pts Vinous/Stephen Tanzer May 2017
(25% new oak): Full medium ruby. Aromas of raspberry jam, mixed berry pie, violet, tobacco leaf, fresh herbs and milk chocolate. Sweet, fine-grained, aromatic wine with terrific intensity; already silky and suave, with juicy integrated acidity, but I'd give this a couple years in the cellar for more complexity. Finishes with gripping tannins.
91 pts Wine Spectator 12/31/16
Rich and polished, with a suave roasted cedar frame around a dense core of cassis and plum reduction notes. The long finish drips with fruit, but has a nicely embedded graphite spine for balance. Rock-solid. Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2023. 4,500 cases made.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

14.5% alcohol by volume

$42.99

13227

Red Blend


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