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De Toren The Black Lion 2018

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Primary Notes: Plum, Blueberries Licorice Pepper

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes: Tobacco, Chocolate

Body: Full

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity:

Tannin: Medium

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Origin: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Maker: De Toren

Grape: Shiraz (Syrah)

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

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Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 15 - 18 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: beef rendang, braised lamb

Western Food Pairing: Grilled steak, beef cheek

Description

De Toren The Black Lion 2018

De Toren The Black Lion has a deep red colour. This opulent, full-bodied Shiraz has intense aromas of fruit, accompanied by mosaic of wood components. These flavours are pronounced on the palate with sweet spices. The fine-grained, velvety tannins are very well-integrated to form an exquisite layered aftertaste.

Hailed the most luxurious 100% Shiraz ever produced in South Africa. The Black Lion, a wine crafted from the ancient soils of Africa, cultivated from specially selected vines and nurtured by special hand manicuring and individual attention. Truly an international wine, positioned to stand proud amongst its peers. A mere 1000 - 1300 individually numbered bottles produced. Maiden Vintage 2012, 608 bottles produced.
The Black Lion is the heirloom of years of winemaking in De Toren’s continuous quest for perfection. It culminates the immense skill, dedication and profound passion of our winemaking team. This exceptionally exclusive Shiraz, The Black Lion, is even richer, bolder, and more elegant than before, with the most luxurious mouthfeel. It is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.
Fermented and aged in 200% new French Oak, each one of the mere 1000 - 1300 bottles, is individually labelled and numbered by hand. The exclusive The Black Lion Shiraz is presented in an exquisite, handcrafted black wooden case, accompanied by the iconic key that ensures the safekeeping of this rare collector’s item with an ageing potential of over 40 years.


Top tips: For optimum enjoyment, decant at least one hour before consumption. This exquisite wine with its bold and powerful flavours are best served with a succulent and tenderly grilled steak. The wine has the potential to be matured ip to 40 years if stored and cellared in optimal conditions.
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