De Toren, Fusion V 2018

(2 reviews)

‘Fusion V’ indicates the coming together of the five noble Bordeaux varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon led, followed by Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, respectively.

De Toren have spent years mapping and calibrating the best plots for each variety on their site in Stellenbosch, so that each can reach its full potential.

The result is a delicious wine, with layers of fruit, spice and complexity. It will only get better with age. Decant before serving.

94pts | Tim Atkin

£43.95

Only 6 left in stock

Stellenbosch

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

Named for the ‘fusing’ together of Bordeaux’s five famous varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec), De Toren Fusion V celebrated its maiden vintage in 1999, at the same time marking the De Toren Private Cellar’s much anticipated first release.

Born of vineyards that are high in gravel content and benefit from prolonged exposure to the afternoon sun – conditions, in other words, that favour the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon – it is this intensely hued, robust flavoured varietal that, at 50 to 60%, forms the backbone of the formidable final blend.

VARIETIES
Cabernet Sauvignon 56.9%
Malbec 14.4%
Cabernet Franc 9.6%
Merlot 14.4%
Petit Verdot 4.7%
DECANTING
For optimum enjoyment, decant at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature (15 – 18 degrees Celcius).

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 14.48% vol
Sugar 1.9g/l
Acidity 5.3g/l
pH 3.65

Additional information

Alcohol vol

14.7%

Grape

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

Origin

Stellenbosch

Vintage

2018

Wine Farm

Try it with all manner of roasted game and red meat.

2 reviews for De Toren, Fusion V 2018

  1. 94pts | Tim Atkin

    Slightly riper than the 2017, but this is still a classy red from Charles Williams, made from a cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon with 49% Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Textured and concentrated with cedarwood and vanilla aromas, tobacco, cassis and black cherry flavours, supporting acidity and an assured, ageworthy finish. 2023-29

    Tim Atkin 2021 SA Report

  2. 94pts | Platter’s

    Certified organic for the first time, 2018 has seamless balance of dense dark-berry fruit, toasty vanilla oak backed up by firm, ripe tannins promising good future. Cab-led (51%) 5-way Bordeaux blend, year in barriques, half new, mostly French. Also in smaller & larger formats, as ‘Z’.

    Platter’s 2021

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