The Mulderbosch Faithful Hound celebrates the virtues of Bordeaux’s great tradition of blending by being one of the first 5 varietal blends in the Cape.
Aside from investing considerable effort in the vineyards in close proximity to False Bay, the quest to find the perfect terroirs for each variety used in the blend leads Mulderbosch from the cool mountain plateau of Elgin to the rich, shale soils of Bottelary, and many places in between.
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 the Cape.
🌍 Stellenbosch, South Africa
🍇 32% Cabernet Franc, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Malbec.
👀 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. It is good after a meal with a snap of Belgian Dark Chocolate. However, it is a food wine of some note. Ready for some real meaty flavours, or a lusty vegetarian dish with aubergines, mushrooms and tomato.