93 pts Wine Spectator
This robust red marries an old-school profile of ripe currant, cured tobacco and toasty smoke flavors with modern flair, offering firm tannins that are deftly knit, plus flashes of melted licorice, candied violet, iron and milled white pepper. Long and supple on the fragrant, herb-laced finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
91+ pts Wine Advocate
Sporting a new label, the 2019 Fusion V is bold and expressive with a rich and round mouthfeel. Medium to full-bodied, the tannic structure has a refined, gripping sensation that will remain food-friendly. It ends with a long, spicy finish and elements of bitter dark chocolate. Give it one more year in the bottle, and enjoy it over the next 12 to 13 years.
91 pts Wine Enthusiast
This wine needs a few minutes to open up. Once it does, earthy berries, hints of plums and light chocolate notes are revealed on the nose. Black fruit and hints of olive mingle on the smooth palate. There are notes of dark chocolate and mint in the finish. Supple tannins and moderate acidity are enough to provide a good structure.
The iconic Left Bank-based blend, De Toren Fusion V is meticulously crafted from Bordeaux’s ‘Noble Five’ varietals and, with its complex flavours of dark sour cherry, a spiciness of tobacco, and a hint of aniseed, it offers a stylish departure for sophisticated oenophilic tastes. This is a stunning expression of a superb vintage as well as terroir. Soft as spun silk, this is a wine that will only improve with age.
Blend: 56.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Malbec, 9.6% Cabernet Franc, 14.4% Merlot, 4.7% Petit Verdot