de Toren Fusion V
| Wine Spectator 93 points (Apr 30 2015)
A lush, ripe, enticing style, with lovely raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry coulis flavors that stretch out, carried by a well-embedded graphite spine through a long anise- and roasted apple wood-framed finish. Rock-solid. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2016 through 2024. 392 cases imported.-JM
Vinous 91 points (Jun 2015)
(14.5% alcohol; 38% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot; 25% new oak; De Toren’s ”Right Bank” blend): Bright ruby-red. Sexy cedary, charry, perfumed oak nuances complement dark berries, dark plum, graphite, licorice, leather and spices on the nose and palate. Wonderfully silky but also juicy and sharply delineated. A lovely midweight wine with a classy, fine-grained texture and enticing inner-mouth floral lift. Finishes firmly tannic and long.
|Wine maker notes
|The iconic Left Bank-based blend from De Toren, Fusion V is meticulously crafted from Bordeaux’s ‘Noble Five’ varietals and, with its complex flavours of liquorice, black cherry, cedar and dark berries, it offers a stylish departure for sophisticated oenophilic tastes.Soft as spun silk, with a lingering hint of sweet fruit on the back palate, this is a wine that will only improve with age.