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2010 De Toren Fusion V Stellenbosch
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2010 De Toren Fusion V Stellenbosch

Producer: De Toren
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa

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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

(15% alcohol; 57% cabernet sauvignon, 14% merlot, 13% malbec, 11% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot):  Good deep red-ruby.  Superripe aromas of blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and pepper.  Silky and seamless in the mouth, offering impressively concentrated black fruit, spice, licorice and mineral flavors framed by harmonious acidity.  This wine's three grams per liter of residual sugar are virtually erased on the firm-edged finish.  A slight oaky bitterness in conjunction with the wine's high alcohol kept my score down.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About South Africa

South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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