De Toren’s wine crafting roadmap is clear and precise. In addition to producing perfectly balanced & complex wines of only the highest quality, our number one objective will always remain the enjoyment of our wines by our valued clients. Our true north.
Exclusive Craftsmanship is at the core of everything we do here at De Toren; from the consideration spent on our vines to the tissue paper wrapped around each bottle of De Toren wine. This quest for perfection will never waiver or change. Hence, putting all awards aside for a moment, we thought it well to celebrate our wine collection by sharing the thoughts of our esteemed clients in this article, as published on Vivino.
THE BLACK LION
Stands proud among the Top 10 South African Shiraz wines, as rated by Vivino users. Also, among the Top 1% of all wines in the world according to Vivino ratings.
James Geldenhuys, South Africa – Vivino 5*
“Cannot help to agree with 5 stars. I am not a Shiraz fan but if all Shiraz taste like this, I will drink Shiraz all day and all night. This is the kind of bottle which you almost don’t want to share.”
Marleen Lennox, South Africa – Vivino 5*
“Only 1058 bottles made of this vintage. With Shiraz grapes from Stellenbosch, Helderberg and from the Swartland. With bunches purposefully dropped in order to get the desired complexity, bunches ended up would be around 3 to 4 only per vine. Matured for 12 months in new French oak and then again for a further 6 months in new oak. 15.3% Alcohol. Notes of oak, vanilla, white pepper, plum and blackcurrant on the nose. Such a full mouthfeel with blackberries and plum, spice, and earthy undergrowth. So amazing.”
Garnett Hugo, Mozambique – Vivino 5*
“Top Shiraz de sempre.”
Takes 1st place among the Top 25 South African Bordeaux Blend Wines in the United States right now, as most recently rated by Vivino users in the USA. Also, among the Top 1% of all wines in the world as rated by Vivino users.
Maria & Mariano, South Africa – Vivino 5*
“As they say taste and you shall believe.”
Marleen Lennox, South Africa – Vivino 5*
“One would think in SA Rand terms that this is exorbitant in terms of price, but what is there not to indulge in? This is in a class of its own. So special to have tasted and enjoyed. A bucket list wine.”
Gavin (The Wine Taster), South Africa – Vivino 5*
“My first thought was, oh my gosh, what a huge price. But, then on tasting this beauty you realise why. Fruit tannin complex balance all pay a big part in creating this masterpiece.”
DE TOREN Z
Among the Top 25 South African Bordeaux Blend Wines in the United States, as most recently rated by Vivino users in the USA. Also, among the Top 1% of all wines in the world and featured in Top Red Wines between R100-R400 on Vivino, with more than 2000 reviews.
Shaun Hamlin Thompson, United States – Vivino 5*
“My favorite De Toren offering, apart from the Book 17 and Black Lion which I am waiting for a special occasion to open. The Z blend is a Merlot dominant right bank Bordeaux blend with tasting notes of juicy blackberries, ripe cherries, tobacco, cedar, dried herbs, and baking spices. Full bodied with beautifully balanced acidity and chewy tannins.”
Rhys Owain, South Africa – Vivino 4.5%
“Sensational wine from a sensational wine maker!! One of my all-time favorites. Elegant, sophisticated and powerful – also had the pleasure of trying this at the vineyard itself! Wonderful experience all around!”
Jaco-Pierre & Trudi, South Africa – Vivino 4.5%
“Wow. Fantastic. Strong full nose. Packed with berries with a long lingering aftertaste.”
Neville Crosse, South Africa – Vivino 4.5*
“From the nose when you swirl the glass, through the complex flavours to a finish that is outstanding, you know this is one of SA’s top wines.”
Brett Wood, South Africa – Vivino 4.5*
“Lovely. Soft tannins. Loads of complexity and smooth finish. Intense berries, spice and a little tobacco…Lots of detail mid mouth. Stunning.”
DE TOREN FUSION V
Takes 2nd place among the Top 25 South African Bordeaux Blend Wines in the United States right now, as most recently rated by Vivino users in the USA. Also, among the Top 1% of all wines in the world and featured in Best Wines between R400-R800 as rated on Vivino, with more than 5000 reviews.
Michelle C, United States – Vivino 5*
“Soft, velvety, lightly acidic, smooth, this wine is scrumptious.”
Casper Velds, Netherlands – Vivino 5*
“Incredible blend. Full of oak, dark fruits and sweet acidity. Great to drink now, although it has good aging potential.”
Daniel Hartwright, United Kingdom – Vivino 5*
“Outstanding. Loved it.”
Traian Pierre, Belgium – Vivino 5*
“An exceptional and noble wine. Smooth and strong. Fruity and spicy. Velvety and complex. A true experience of tastes and emotions. Cocoa, coffee, liquorice, black berries. Probably the best wine tried from years.”
Richard Palmer, United Kingdom – Vivino 5*
“When in Den Hague drink the best wine!”
DE TOREN DÉLICATE
Among the Top 25 South African Bordeaux Blend Wines in the United States, as most recently rated by Vivino users in the USA.
Andrew Fulton, South Africa – Vivino 4.5*
“Vanilla and strawberries, a very light easy wine. Tasted amazing with some Grillhouse lamb.”
Traian Pierre, Belgium – Vivino 4.5%
“Even the first of this winery is exceptional. Smooth, equilibrate, fruity, enough complexity. Dried fruits, chocolate. Just great.”
Linda Docters van Leeuwen, Netherlands – Vivino 4*
“Nose of brambles and red fruit. Taste of soft tannins, bit cedar wood and fruity. Good acidity, nice balance.”