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De Toren Private Cellar Z 2017

De Toren Private Cellar Z 2017

95 Points - Greg Sherwood MW. Inspired by the world-renowned wines of the famed ‘Right Bank’ of Bordeaux’s Garonne River, the vision of De Toren Z originated, followed by the maiden vintage release in 2004. The exact same quality, precision and winemaking philosophy that De Toren is so well known for, would be used to craft an equal for the Left-Bank, De Toren Fusion V. This complementary Right-Bank Bordeaux styled wine is today better known as the eminent, De Toren Z.

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Vintage

2017

Country

South Africa

Grape

Merlot

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

14.5%

Feature

90+points

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Vintage

2017

Country

South Africa

Grape

Merlot

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

14.5%

Feature

90+points

Vivino Rating: 4.3 (Apr 2024)

Wine Press Ratings

95 Points - Greg Sherwood MW

93 Points - Tim Atkin MW

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

"There's a deep kirsch aroma on the nose of this wine, with additional notes of pressed violets, crème de cassis and blackberry paste. The palate is medium in weight and plush in feel, with velvety tannins that lend ample structure and support to the ripe cherry and berry fruit flavors. Final notes of cedary spice, light char and cocoa powder add decadence through the close."

Tasting Note

Reveals subtle hints of spices, ripe blackberries, plum and cherries. The integrated, complex and beautifully rounded tannins of this expressive and superbly vibrant blend ensure a velvety, lingering finish. At the olfactory level, there is a subtle hint of aniseed on the nose. This full-bodied blend maintains a sleek tannin structure with an immaculate developing palate.

Blend

38% Merlot |25% Cabernet Franc |19% Cabernet Sauvignon | 10% Malbec | 8% Petit Verdot

About the Producer

De Toren Private Cellar, established in the late 1990s and located in Stellenbosch, South Africa, is renowned for its high-quality Bordeaux-style wines that beautifully capture the unique terroir of the region. Committed to meticulous winemaking, they focus on achieving balance and complexity in their wines. De Toren is particularly celebrated for its flagship Bordeaux-style blend, "Fusion V," which has received critical acclaim and is hailed as one of South Africa's top wines. Additionally, the winery crafts other premium Bordeaux varietals, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

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