De Toren Z 2010
Rose petals, plum, and blueberry abound on the nose which leads to a frisky and well-integrated acidity that brings freshness to the taste of this elegant wine. Soft, firm, well-rounded tannins blend well with delicate notes of cinnamon, aniseed, liquorice, raspberry, and cranberries in the palate. 55% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot. Deep, dark color. In 1994, Emil & Sonette Den Dulk established De Toren (from Dutch meaning "the tower"), which refers to the winery's 4000-liter pressure tank that allows for gravity-flow winemaking. The site for the vineyards were selected based on the location (and the view), with breathtaking vistas extending from Table Mountain in the west, Cape Point in the south, False Bay, Hang Klip, and ending with the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains in the east. Comprising a mere 54 acres, the vineyards are uniquely positioned on the Polkadraai Hills overlooking Stellenbosch.