It gives us great pleasure to introduce the exclusive pre-release of one of the most coveted vintages of the renowned De Toren Z. Our Cellar Master, Charles Williams is of the opinion that the phenomenal 2017 vintage of this Right Bank Bordeaux styled blend culminated from vines that were perfectly balanced and restrained and boasted with the smallest, most concentrated berries. Hence, it could easily be compared to some of our most successful vintages in the history of De Toren!
Crafted from the ocean-facing vineyards, where the vines are cooled by the south westerly, summer sea breeze, this Merlot-dominated blend showcases beautiful aromas of luscious red fruits with a soft, seemly integration of oak. Ultimately delivering perfume, sophistication and power.
The renowned De Toren Z 2017 follows through perfectly on the palate, revealing subtle hints of spices, ripe blackberries, plums and cherries. The integrated, complex and beautiful rounded tannins of this Bordeaux styled blend finish of velvety, yet the blend is vibrant and expressive.
The favourable weather conditions of the season once again contributed to making the 2017 vintage one of the finest collector’s vintages yet. Siobhan Thompson, Chief Executive at Wines of South Africa, has described the 2017 vintage as ‘one of the best seen in several years, especially in terms of quality’.
In addition to its exceptional ageing potential of 15 years plus, this full-bodied wine is a wonderful celebration of this vintage’s pure varietal expression, gracefully showcasing each varietal’s unique characteristics and ultimately its fullest potential.
What a spectacular vintage! Do not miss the official release of this exceptional wine’s 2017 vintage, coming soon…