Mulderbosch Vineyards Faithful Hound Stellenbosch Red Blend 2015  - Last Bottle

Mulderbosch Vineyards Faithful Hound Stellenbosch Red Blend 2015

We DID it!! You asked, you cajoled, you begged --- and STILL we couldn’t even get ONE CASE of the ‘14 -- but we were keeping our powder dry for the AWESOME 2015 Bordeaux Blend from the legendary Mulderbosch --- and it hit the warehouse this morning!! Hey, we were shocked too, but that didn’t stop us from tearing a box open ASAP to try it! A Last Bottle uber-favorite --- PLEASE don’t miss it, we  might never see it again! 90 POINTS, 50% OFF!

Mulderbosch is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s most celebrated wineries, and besides their terric whites, they make a beautiful, LARGE-SCALED, intense and wonderfully rich Bordeaux-styled blend (Cabernet, Merlot, etc.) that will ROCK your palate (considering our world-flogging price, of course). This wine is….LUSTY. It’s sort of dark and mysterious, exotic, complex and highly intriguing while also just being a THRILL to drink. So take it intellectually or take it hella-easy, this wine hits both spectrums. Oh, uh, and it is…$15. $!5!

Musky black cherry and black currant fruit, coffee beans, dark chocolate and titillating exotic toasted spices are all swirling around in this wine, and it coats the mouth and finishes with grippiness that won’t let your taste buds let it go. Incredibly awesome at our price -- but we won’t say anything else...too much demand and not enough wine! Good luck!

The 2015 vintage needs no introduction having been widely hailed as one of the best in living memory. The wine has a deep, brooding colour with a dark core and a deep mahogany rim. The first nose greets with ripe brambles, touches of cassis and subtle oak-spice. It is generous and inviting, but there’s also a subtle nod to classic restraint in aromas of leafy tobacco and freshly turned earth. With each sip, richly textured flavours of Christmas pudding and ripe plums course the palate. Offset by sweetly infused Jamon-Iberico notes this is a layered and complex wine, unveiling successive waves of flavour as it evolves. Robust enough to be enjoyed on its own, or as an accompaniment to a fine cigar, the 2015 Faithful Hound will reward pairing with venison dishes and rustic fare.

Technical Details

Country: South Africa
Region: Stellenbosch
Blend: 32% Cabernet Franc, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec
Aging/Cooperage: 30% in new french oak barrels, remainder in 2nd and 3rd fill french oak barrels
Alcohol: 14.50%
TA: 2.4g/100mLs

About The Producer

Since its founding in 1989, Mulderbosch Vineyards has widely been accepted as one of South Africa’s foremost wine producers. In 2011 Mulderbosch was bought by California-based investment company Terroir Capital who had long desired to invest in the Cape Winelands. Terroir overhauled the winemaking and management teams, bringing in top winemaker Adam Mason who he had met several years earlier in the Napa Valley where Mason had worked a stint with highly regarded Napa winemaker Andy Erickson.

Taking Mulderbosch to the next level has seen significant improvements in both the vineyards and the cellar, with a strong focus on upgrading vineyard management practices and improvement of our grape sourcing program.

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