There is no doubt that 2020 was a rather challenging and long year for many across the globe – one we will all remember for many years to come. Despite this, we here at De Toren, are thrilled to still have some highlights and good news to share and celebrate with you.
So as the year draws to a close, we would like to raise a glass in celebration of some stellar reviews and accolades. Following the release of the 41st edition of the Platter’s Wine Guide, we are thrilled to announce that our iconic De Toren Z and renowned De Toren Fusion V were most recently awarded with remarkable ratings.
The annually published John Platter’s South African Wine Guide has become the recognised standard for wine from South Africa since it offers good wine purchasing decision support and helps one to navigate among all the great wines from South Africa.
Our reputable De Toren Z 2017 & De Toren Fusion V 2018 were respectively granted an exceptional 93 Points & 94 Points, in the latest edition of this wine guide. These 4.5-star reviews honour these two Bordeaux-style blends for their unique qualities, classifying both to be of outstanding quality and status according to the Platter’s rating system.
Here’s what is said about these two wines in the latest edition of this SA wine guide:
De Toren Fusion V 2018 (94 Points): Maintains seamless balance of dense dark-berry fruit, toasty vanilla oak backed up by firm, ripe tannins promising good future. Cab-led (51%) 5-way Bordeaux blend, year in barriques, half new, mostly French. Also available in smaller & larger formats.
De Toren Z 2017 (93 Points): Also 5-way Bordeaux blend, but Merlot-led (47%), has plenty of character, black plums and cherries with hints of dust and chocolate. Big and bold, needing time for fruit and oak (30% new, tiny amount of American on the Malbec) to settle. Available in halves, magnums and larger formats.
Furthermore, the Vivino Community certainly agrees, classifying both as “one of the best SA wines”.
We are truly honoured that our wines continuously receive such incredible reviews, but know for certain that without the support of our valued De Toren clients, this would not be possible. Our pursuit of perfection and the extreme attention to detail invested in every step of our winemaking process, is to ensure that you, our beloved clients fall in love with our wine every single time you have the chance to enjoy it.