De Toren

Z Merlot Blend

9.26 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Second wine with Charles at De Toren. Set to be released in January 2018.

Deep ruby red with notes of cassis, mushrooms and dust on the nose. A touch green as well. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Excellent structure and finesse on the palate with dark cocoa, red cherries, pepper and minerality. Long and lingering finish. Still a baby that will need a nice decant to open up. Drink till 2027.

Merlot led blend with around 53% Merlot then around 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Second wine with Charles at De Toren. Set to be released in January 2018.

Deep ruby red with notes of cassis, mushrooms and dust on the nose. A touch green as well. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Excellent structure and finesse on the palate with dark cocoa, red cherries, pepper and minerality. Long and lingering finish. Still a baby that will need a nice decant to open up. Drink till 2027.

Merlot led blend with around 53% Merlot then around 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Dec 19th, 2017
AB
8.7

Blackberries, dark cherries and herbs on the nose, with a matching palate. Full bodied, smooth integrated tannins and mild acidity. Sweetness of the fruit comes through nicely. Needs a few hours to breathe for the flavors to really develop. A solid wine.

Blackberries, dark cherries and herbs on the nose, with a matching palate. Full bodied, smooth integrated tannins and mild acidity. Sweetness of the fruit comes through nicely. Needs a few hours to breathe for the flavors to really develop. A solid wine.

Oct 13th, 2018
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