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Book XVII’16 De Toren, 750 ml

Book XVII’16 De Toren, 750 ml

BOOK XVII - The name is based on the writings of the Roman Philosopher Pliny the Elder. In his book number 17, chapter 35 he touches on why wines from certain areas are exceptional - it was these basic tutoring that led us to BOOK XVII.

Neil Martin for ROBERT PARKER Jr. writes:
“It has a super-ripe crème de-cassis, fruitcake and fig scented bouquet with a palate that is ostentatious to the point of vulgarity. However, this full-bodied turbo-charged wine is so damn silky smooth and seductive in a super-Tuscan kind of way, that its charms will be near impossible to resist. I found this to be a big, powerful, quite alcoholic wine that is more reminiscent of some cult Napa Valley wines and they would certainly appeal to those who appreciate that style.

BOOK XVII is a collector's item and only 600 bottles of 750ml were produced.

Here Charles Williams | De Toren Cellar Master explains the latest vintage in detail:


• Dropping crop loads to 300g per vine
• Cold hand destemming • Pigeage
• Hand punch-down
• Submitting to 200% new premium French oak for 18 months
• No machinery or mechanical equipment used
• Hand bottled with no filters
And a bunch of winemaking secrets we will never tell anyone!

Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon; 25% Malbec and 25% Cabernet franc

Origin: South Africa, Stellenbosch

Body: full body

Suggested Serving Temperature: 17° - 19° C

organic wine barrel aged decanting recommended award winner dry


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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 26 September, 2014.

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