Tokara

Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay

9.136 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

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.

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.

May 5th, 2019
Jeroen Koenen

Wonderful Chard, enough freshness and citrusy nuances to make me happy. Sensible use of oak is a good thing too. Like!

Wonderful Chard, enough freshness and citrusy nuances to make me happy. Sensible use of oak is a good thing too. Like!

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2014
Jeroen Koenen

What a clever wine...!
Fresh apple and lemoncurd notes on the palate, whiff of oriental spice and only a faint tropical nuance. Is that some rocky minerality in the back? Savvy use of oak.
Very reliable label and this year is their best to date.
For all you dutchies over here: great qpr when those “wilde-wijn-dagen” are on again..!

What a clever wine...!
Fresh apple and lemoncurd notes on the palate, whiff of oriental spice and only a faint tropical nuance. Is that some rocky minerality in the back? Savvy use of oak.
Very reliable label and this year is their best to date.
For all you dutchies over here: great qpr when those “wilde-wijn-dagen” are on again..!

Nov 26th, 2018
Lisa sakai

Intense aromas of lemon blossom, lemon zest and honeysuckle

Intense aromas of lemon blossom, lemon zest and honeysuckle

Sep 13th, 2018
Ruud Verhagen

Great combination...!!😋

Great combination...!!😋

May 20th, 2018
Jordi Pazo

Trobada Chardonnays del mundo. 14,50
11.12.17

Trobada Chardonnays del mundo. 14,50
11.12.17

Dec 6th, 2017
Ruud Verhagen

great "woody"-nose, in the mouth smooth freshness & acids, good bitterness in the end; under < 10€ great value nowadays...!!

great "woody"-nose, in the mouth smooth freshness & acids, good bitterness in the end; under < 10€ great value nowadays...!!

Jun 3rd, 2017
JHS
8.9

Very delicate fresh and complex palate. Subtle hints of white and tropical fruit, vanilla and oak. Friendly acidity and bitterness make it easy to drink. Very enjoyable wine but also interesting complexity, unique combination.

Very delicate fresh and complex palate. Subtle hints of white and tropical fruit, vanilla and oak. Friendly acidity and bitterness make it easy to drink. Very enjoyable wine but also interesting complexity, unique combination.

Dec 24th, 2016
Miguel Chan

Tokara Stellenbosch Chardonnay Reserve Collection remains one of South Africa's and Stellenbosch finest expression of the variety with an outstanding consistency over the last 10 years.

#southafrica #miguelchan

Tokara Stellenbosch Chardonnay Reserve Collection remains one of South Africa's and Stellenbosch finest expression of the variety with an outstanding consistency over the last 10 years.

#southafrica #miguelchan

Aug 12th, 2016
Paul Cheyne

One of my favorite chards for under $20 wholesale.

One of my favorite chards for under $20 wholesale.

May 15th, 2015