95pointsDe Toren 2014 Book 17 XVII Red (Stellenbosch)

#62 Top 100 Cellar Selections 2017
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Only 95 cases were made of this Bordeaux-style blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Malbec and 24% Cabernet Franc. It's a stellar example of the high-end and highly cellarable wines that can come out of South Africa, oozing with depth, concentration and complexity, all in a harmonious, balanced package. It's dark and brooding right off the bat, boasting firm, tight blackberry, cherry and cassis fruit that's coupled with hints of raspberry sauce, pressed violets and baking spice. The palate is strong and packed with black fruit flavors that lead into a long, evolving finish of char, espresso bean, cigar and woodspice. Firmly structured and robust in feel, try from 2022–2028, though it could mature well even beyond. Lauren Buzzeo

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  • Alcohol
    15.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Cape Classics
  • Date Published
    12/1/2017
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