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Tor, Beckstoffer To Kalon, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009

Tor, Beckstoffer To Kalon, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009

150cl   |  ABV 15%

VAT included. Duty paid.

The Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard continues to receive worldwide accolades for the wines, TOR’s example shows why, particularly when bottled in magnum and with a few years’ ageing under its belt. The vineyard is on a gentle slope on the western foothills of the Oakville appellation, on Bale loam soils and is impeccably farmed by Andy Beckstoffer’s team. Using their viticultural insight TOR carefully determine canopy, crop load and picking dates to get the best from their one acre block of this unique vineyard. In the winery the TOR team tread carefully to allow the character of the vineyard stand above and beyond any flavours produced by the winemaking.

2009 was an exceptional vintage for this vineyard, and in particular, F Block from where this wine comes. The growing season was definitely one of the most uniform in recent history - no spring frosts, long and cool, except for one heat spike in June. The wines developed beautifully in barrel and a decade on in magnum are a masterclass of precision, elegance and warmth. Right off the bat, on the nose, you get an explosion of pure rich fruit, backed by dried blackberries, toasted spice, tobacco, wood and chocolate. The silky palate shows more dark fruits, roasted meats, cloves and tobacco. The long, robust, yet soft finish begs to be consumed with a great piece of meat.

Wine Spectator:  95 points