Tokara

Shiraz

8.826 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
South Africa
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

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.

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.

May 9th, 2019
M Mbangwa

Love it!!!👏🏿

Love it!!!👏🏿

Sep 16th, 2018
Sam Futcher

Simple and lovely

Simple and lovely

Oct 19th, 2017
Rob Mayes

Marine-like sea water on the nose.

Marine-like sea water on the nose.

Jun 25th, 2017
Brigit Smit

A light, easy-drinking Shiraz with mild tannins.

A light, easy-drinking Shiraz with mild tannins.

Jul 23rd, 2014
Brett Goldstein

Very light

Very light

Dec 1st, 2013
Hermes Cuello

Hermes had this a year ago

Hermes had this a year ago

Dec 22nd, 2018
Zak Kilson

Zak had this 5 years ago

Zak had this 5 years ago

May 20th, 2014
Ntobeko Ntusi

Ntobeko had this 2 months ago

Ntobeko had this 2 months ago

Sep 23rd, 2019
Brianna Rose

Brianna had this a year ago

Brianna had this a year ago

Sep 19th, 2018