De Toren Z, Stellenbosch 2015, South Africa
PRESS: Tim Atkin - 91 points. "Z comes from south-facing blocks on the farm and tends to produce a slightly lighter style of Bordeaux blend, dominated by 53% Merlot. It’s still a ripe, plush style with sweet red and black fruits and a core of bramble and black fig. 2019-23."
Producer: De Toren Private Cellar
Country Hierarchy: Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red
Food Suggestion: Very versatile food pairing due to its great acidity and weight.Fine spicy foods, rich fish, lamb, duck, beef and poultry
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
De Toren Z comprises a symphonic blend of five Bordeaux varietals. This Right-Bank Bordeaux-style blend showcases aromas of red fruits, mulberries and blueberries. You’ll find it tantalizingly soft on the tongue. A pure and soft integration of oak, lends a creamy finish with a hint of aniseed on the nose. It follows through perfectly on the palate, revealing juicy-red fruit. The integrated, complex and finely knit tannins of this Merlot-dominant blend finish of velvety, yet the blend is vibrant and expressive. The magnificent 2015 vintage of this blend, recently awarded a spectacular 94 & 93 Points, by Wine Enthusiast & Platter’s Wine Guide respectively, and is even more phenomenal, elegant and balanced than before.