Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2019

Tasting Notes

Winery: Mulderbosch
Varietal: Red Blend
SKU: MULFAI2019 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2019



91 pts Tim Atkin MW 2021

Winemaker Notes

Mulderbosch Faithful Hound celebrates the virtues of Bordeaux’s great tradition of blending. Aside from investing considerable effort in our own vineyards in close proximity to False Bay, our quest to find the perfect sites for each of the five varieties used in the blend led us from cooler sites to the rich, shale soils of Bottelary. The goal with each bottling of Faithful Hound is to produce a rich, complex wine that comfortably expresses old world class and the generosity of fruit associated with Stellenbosch.

2019 tells the tale of two harvesting seasons – the first easy with good weather conditions and great grape analyses up until the end of February, and the second challenging, characterized by slow ripening following cold, rainy weather in March.

The temperatures started dropping and nights were plain cold! Sugars accumulation almost stood still for a few weeks and then, the harvest pulled itself together. Fruit expression and structure are hallmarks and rarely do they go together with so much gusto as in 2019. The patient winemakers would be the good winemakers this vintage.

Appearance: Bright ruby red, dark core with slight brick red edges.
Nose: Alluring earthy aromas at first, brambleberry, boysenberry and cassis later. Cinnamon, bay leaves and cocoa leading the nose to the palate.
Palate: Dense core of dark fruit with some sweeter chocolate, vanilla flavours rounding off the first impression. Being a blend led by Cab (both Franc and Sauvignon) there is no shortage of power and sustainability, but there is also a sense of meekness to the wine. There is an elegance that’s never overbearing and very seductive.

This wine will be able to last for 15 years, but has the ability to be enjoyed right away – you choose.

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