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Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Red 1.5 L in Box - SOLD OUT

Beautifully rich in appearance, showing a deep,dark core.Seductive aromas of ripe cherries, tobacco leaf, tilled earth and that classic cedar wood fragrance so often associated with Bordeaux-style blends.

The wine is taut, showing lovely chalky texture and plenty of concentration. Dense and compact, the tannin structure holds the blend firmly together whilst refreshing flavours of dark red fruit and earthy notes wash over the palate. The wine has a pleasantly persistent finish: sappy, savoury, and inviting of one more sip.

Red meat, dairy or tomato based pastas. A glass onits own goes down great as well.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot
winemaker : Adam Mason
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.22 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.5 g/l  so2 : 71 mg/l  fso2 : 28 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 1500ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2012 Vintage 4½* Platter’s SA Wines
2011 Vintage 4½* Platter’s SA Wines
2010 Vintage 4½* Platter’s SA Wines
2010 Vintage 89/100 Tom Cannavan (UK)
2009 Vintage 91/100 Steve Tanzer (USA)
2009 Vintage 91/100 Tom Cannavan (UK)
2009 Vintage 90/100 Tim Atkin Report 2013 (UK)

ageing : Up to 10 years from the date of vintage.

about the harvest: Grapes were handpicked.

in the cellar : After rigorous selection of all five Bordeaux varieties from some of the finest vineyards in the Cape, we have the option of sorting grapes on arrival before destemming begins. The fermentation process is initiated by naturally occurring yeast, and finished by a selected strain, added during the course of fermentation. Gentle extraction and long maceration time are the hallmarks of the winemaking style, followed by barrel maturation.

Barrel Ageing: 18 Months in 30% new French oak, remainder 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrique.

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