Tokara

Tokara

Director's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

David T
9.4

The 2015 Directors Reserve is 71% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and aged 22 months in 50% new French oak.

Beautiful floral ripe dark fruit nose. Blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark chocolate, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dark, rich soil, soft granite soils, toast, dry crushed rock, tobacco with red, dark and purple flowers.

The body is full, rich and lush. The tannins are round, meaty and tarry. The structure, length, tension are huge with nice balance. Floral, ripe dark fruit nose. Blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark chocolate, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dark, rich soil, soft granite soils, toast, dry crushed rock, tobacco with red, dark and purple flowers. The acidity is round and excellent. The finish is elegant, round, well balanced in fruit & earth with beautiful polish. 94 now with a potential for more.

Photos of; Tokara Cellar Door, artworks inside & outside and the view of their property from the top of their vineyards.
— 2 months ago

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Greg Ballington

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Love this estate!
David T

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@Greg Ballington Really enjoyed the wines, property and Karl their GM. 👍

Tokara

Chardonnay 2017

David T
9.3

This is another South African Chardonnay that gives me a sense of Sonoma Chardonnay without being punished by oak. Green apple, lemon, lime, peach, some butter, saline, beautiful soft minerality and jasmine white flowers. Great acidity and well polished finished.

Photos of; a pano view of the property from the top of their hillside vines, another metal statue just outside their Cellar Door, Sofia under the white tree that reminds of the movie “The Return of the King” and part of their large tasting room.
— 2 months ago

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Tokara

Director's Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2013

Great depth and body. Purchased at winery . Hope I can track this down for more. — 3 years ago

Tokara

Shiraz 2017

David T
9.2

The nose reveals; beautiful; ripe, jammy, blue & red fruits. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, raspberries. Black cherry cola, black licorice, weighty granitic soils, some black pepper, dark, rich soils, crushed dry rocks, dry stone, dry tobacco, black olive with bright; red, blue, purple and violets.

The body medium full. The tannins firm and dusty. The structure, tension, length and balance are made to drink early but, will benefit from five years in the cellar. Ripe, jammy, blue & red fruits. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, raspberries. Black cherry cola, black licorice, weighty granitic soils, some black pepper, dark, rich soils, crushed dry rocks, dry stone, dry tobacco, black olive with bright; red, blue, purple and violets. The acidity is like a fresh stream. The finish is ripe, elegant and finishes with spice and dark tannins.

Photos of; Tokara front desk in the tasting room, tasting room statue, old distiller (they still make a Chenin Brandy but do not export it to the US) and their Estate hillside vines.
— 2 months ago

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Tokara

Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2018

David T
9.1

The nose reveals; lemon, lime, tropical, melons, cut grass,saline, sea spray, touch of green bean, honeysuckle, chalk, Jasmine, lilies, spring. Flowers

The body thick, rich and slightly waxy. lemon, lime, tropical, melons, cut grass, saline, sea spray, touch of green bean, honeysuckle, chalk, Jasmine, lilies, spring fowers. The acidity is amazing and finish is rich, lush, balance and beautiful.

Photos of; Tokara Cellar Door, custom made heavyweight metal door that protects their library wines in the right hand photo and their garden vegetables and hillside vines.
— 2 months ago

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Tokara

Director's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend 2015

Beautiful deep ruby color, opens to a lovely berry rich flavor. — 3 months ago

Tokara

Walker Bay Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Lovely nose of Asparagus and tropical fruit. Long finish with good acidity. — 3 years ago

Tokara

Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2018

David T
9.2

As you can see from the photos, Tokara is a beautiful place to visit and Karl their General Manager was an amazing host.

The nose reveals, lime, lemon, tropicals, green melon, pineapple, honey notes, nicely soft granite soils, powdery chalkiness, saline, yellow lilies and spring flowers.

The body is full, thick creamy, splendid & a touch waxy. Lime, lemon, tropicals, green melon, pineapple, honey notes, nicely soft granite soils, powdery chalkiness, saline, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity beautiful. Rich, well balanced amazingly delicate finish.

Photos of, a pano view from the hillside top of their vineyards, Tokara entrance, a metal statue from a well known South African Artist and their sloping hillside vines.

— 2 months ago

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Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2017

David T
9.3

The nose a little shy. Muted fruits of; lemon, lime, light grapefruit, green melon, light green apple, honey notes, soft granite minerals, powdery chalkiness, a little white spice, white & yellow flowers.

The body is medium with incredible mouthfeel. It round, rich and a touch waxy. Fruits of; lemon, lime, light grapefruit, green melon, light green apple, honey notes, soft granite minerals, powdery chalkiness, a little white spice, white & yellow flowers. The acidity is round and perfect. The rich, lush, elegant, well balanced finish is fantastic.

Photos of; Tokara Cellar Door, sales part of their tasting room, spiral staircase that goes goes done two more level with library wines and another pano of their property from their parking lot.
— 2 months ago

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Dick Schinkel

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Great note 👌
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@Dick Schinkel Thank you! Cheers! 🍷

Tokara

Limited Release Stellenbosch Pinotage 2015

Vibrant red with purple edges, pronounced legs. Nose of ripe strawberries, dark cherries, and cassis with some oak. High tannins, full-bodied, with oak, forest floor, ripe dark cherries, and ripe blackberries. Smooth, long aftertaste. Great wine! — 2 years ago

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