Tokara, Director's Reserve Red 750ml 2017

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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Blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes:
'The wine has stunning depth of colour with an intense garnet centre and a ruby rim. The nose showcases complex aromas of ripe red and black fruits with hints of dried cranberry, baking spice and graphite. The wine enters the palate with incredible purity and focus. Flavours are those of dark cherries, blackberries and ripe plum skin. Sumptuous and full there is a hint of spice on the mid-palate which leads to fine, firm tannins on the finish.' – Winemaker

Alc: 14.8% | RS: 2.6 g/L | TA: 5.4 g/L | PH: 3.5

Tasting notes on the 2015 vintage:
'Classic 5-part Bordeaux-style blend, cab-led for structure & complexity. Admirable polish, cassis at 2015’s core but given wings by cigarbox spicing, espresso notes. Streamlined body yet hidden power. That rarity, delicious, but a great future, like 2014 (4.5 stars, 94 pts).' – Platter's Guide, 5* (95/100)

'Cabernet-dominated with 29% of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, this is a very stylish Simonsberg red blend that has the balance and concentration that are typical of the best 2015s. Savoury and complex with layers of tobacco, earth and red fruits and refined oak. Drink 2020-30.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 94/100

About Tokara:
Tokara has been consistently recognised as one of South Africa’s top wineries. It is situated on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg mountain in the Cape Winelands with views over False Bay to Table Mountain. In addition to its vineyards, Tokara also has olive groves and produces and sells olive oil.
More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Drink To Long-term cellaring
Price R465.00
Producer Tokara
Region Stellenbosch
Variety Bordeaux Blend
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