Dryness: Very Dry
Tannin: Medium +
Origin: Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa
Maker: De Toren
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Asian Food Pairing: kbbq hanwoo, venison teppanyaki
Western Food Pairing: Rack of lamb, roasted meat
De Toren Book 17 XVII
De Toren Book XVII has an opulent crème de-cassis, fruitcake and fig scented bouqet with a palate that is full bodied and wine so silky smooth. This outstanding blend has depth, concentration and complexity, all in a harmonious and balanced package. It has blackberry, cherry and cassis fruit that is coupled with hints of raspberry, violets and baking spice. The smoothness is seductive in a way that its charms are impossible to resist. The palate is strong packed with black fruit flavours that lead into a long, character-rich finish of smoke, coffee, tobacco and woodspice. The firm structure and robustness is the reason thus why was previously voted as South Afirca’s Best Luxury Wine.
Infra-Red Aerial Imaging is used to specifically identify vines of only the highest quality, which are then hand-pruned to grow a mere four, perfectly balanced bunches per single vine. Each of these bunches receives individual attention and very specific manicuring during the ripening process after which it is hand-harvested and also destemmed by the gentlest handling of a very select team. Each bottle is individually labeled and numbered by hand. This spectacular wine is presented in a specially handcrafted wooden case, accompanied by an iconic key to ensure the safekeeping of this collector’s item with the ageing potential of 40 years plus. One year limit-ed 1000 Bottles only!
Top tips: for optimum enjoyment, decant at least one hour before consumption. The phenomenal Book XVII pairs perfectly with a classic rack of lamb or rich lamb shank dish, roasted to absolute perfection. The wine also has an potential to be matured for up to 40 years if stored and cellared in optimal conditions.
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