Tokara Director's Reserve Red 2017
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot|
|Country/Region||South Africa, Stellenbosch|
the Simonsberg side of the Banghoek Valley, at elevations of between 350m and
550m. Soil profiles are of weathered sandstone and decomposed granite, the
combination lending structure, perfume and longevity to our wines. Their
Highlands vineyard lies to the south of Stellenbosch in Elgin, a cool-climate
area atop Sir Lowry’s Pass. Soils are predominantly Table Mountain sandstone
imparting an ethereal scent to their Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc.
This wine has a stunning depth of colour. The nose displays intense aromas of
red and black fruits with hints of dried herbs, baking spice and graphite. The
wine enters the palate with amazing clarity. The flavours are those of dark
cherries, blackberries and ripe plum skin. There is a hint of spice on the
mid-palate which leads to fine, firm tannins on the finish.