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South Africa, Stellenbosch


Mulderbosch 'Faithful Hound' 2015

Mulderbosch 'Faithful Hound' 2015 4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Tasting Notes

This combines cedar and graphite notes along with oak spice and a touch of tobacco leaf to the dark plum and cassis notes on the nose, combining savory and sweet aromatics. The palate is medium fuller bodied, layered and with good concentration and depth, with good underlying acidity that keeps it vibrant with ripe, but firm tannins on the backend. There’s New World fruit richness to the plum and cassis flavors, with some of the cedar spice from the nose pushing up through adding a savory component to the dry finish. Complex and balanced this plays New World fruit generosity and Old World structure and restraint perfectly. This is starting to open up as we speak and should continue to drink impressively over the next 5 plus years.

Food Accompaniments

Beef, game, assorted grilled meats

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Rich & flavoursome mélange of dark fruit on cab franc & cab-led blend with merlot, petit verdot & malbec, 15 (93 pts) supple but firm structure has fine, but dry chalky tannins, all elements in harmony to ensure long, rewarding life though no impediment to earlier enjoyment.

Winemaker Notes

The 2015 vintage needs no introduction having been widely hailed as one of the best in living memory. The wine has a deep, brooding colour with a dark core and a deep mahogany rim. The first nose greets with ripe brambles, touches of cassis and subtle oak-spice. It is generous and inviting, but there’s also a subtle nod to classic restraint in aromas of leafy tobacco and freshly turned earth. With each sip, richly textured flavours of Christmas pudding and ripe plums course the palate. Offset by sweetly infused Jamon-Iberico notes this is a layered and complex wine, unveiling successive waves of flavour as it evolves. Robust enough to be enjoyed on its own, or as an accompaniment to a fine cigar, the 2015 Faithful Hound will reward pairing with venison dishes and rustic fare.

Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price




14.5% alcohol by volume




Red Blend

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