Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Red 2014

The wine’s appearance is marked by a vibrant, dense and purple hue. The nose exhibits berry fruit aromas of mulberries and blueberries, subtly framed by vanilla spice and earthy notes.

Gentle structure and finesse combine to make the 2014 so attractive. It has good weight and richness, with layers of flavour, yet there is a really classic element to the fine grained tannins, providing a moreish, savoury finish.

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

variety : Cabernet Franc | 32% Cabernet Franc, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot
winemaker : Adam Mason
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.21 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 5.1 g/l  so2 : 72 mg/l  fso2 : 28 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2013 Vintage 5* Platter’s SA Wines
2013 Vintage 91/100 Tim Atkins Report 2015 (UK
2013 Vintage 91/100 Vinous (USA)
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.

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: 30% in new French oak barriques, remainder in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barriques.

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