De Toren Z, Stellenbosch 2015, South Africa

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

    Region/Appellation: Stellenbosch 
    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%

    Winemaker Notes

    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.

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