Pnp the bouquet showed overripe almost boiled fruits, but with some air that disappeared and the dark forest fruits and oak were more than ok. On the palate ripe dark forest fruits and some red berry fruits as well, a lot of sweetness, but nicely balanced by the acidity. Mild and round tannin. The alcohol shows a bit. I am not as enthusiastic as some, but the wine is more than ok. Would like to try again around 2019 to see what the ageing potential is.
Tightly wound dark fruits to begin, but after three hour decant, scented coffee, tobacco, leather, sweet smoke, liquorice and cedar on the nose. More approachable than I was expecting, real meaty texture, layers of chewy blackcurrant, zesty cherry acidity and smooth peppery tannin. Very port-like in density at the moment, needs time, but a lot of potential here ****1/2
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(De Toren Fusion V) Nearly opaque purple red violet color with ruby meniscus; coffee, mocha, roasted black fruit, black currant nose; rich, roasted black fruit, mocha, roasted fig, tart black currant palate; needs 2-3 years to integrate and resolve; medium-plus finish 90+ points (57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot)
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