Multifaceted red wine from Stellenbosch

Tokara Shiraz 2018

Tokara Shiraz 2018
  • TOK-072018
  • Harmony of fruity and spiced notes
  • On the palate complex with fine tannins
  • An ideal and versatile red wine for dining
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

17.50€ 23.33€/l

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The Tokara Shiraz presents itself in the glass in a great red, reminiscent of dark cherries, and...
The Tokara Shiraz presents itself in the glass in a great red, reminiscent of dark cherries, and exudes the wonderful scent of blackberries and plums. Notes of dried herbs, rosemary and black olives accompany the fruity aromas and provide an impressive complexity on the nose. On the palate there are particularly spicy nuances that are wonderfully supported by notes of red fruit. The fine tannins, which the red wine owes to its ten-month maturing in French oak, give the Tokara Shiraz a pleasant mouthfeel. This red wine, which has been refined with a small percentage of Mourvèdre (6%) and Pinotage (5%), is best enjoyed with dark meat, which can be grilled, or with dishes of pork loin or duck breast.

Awards

Jg. 2018
Veritas Silver Outstanding
Jg. 2017
Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 92 Points
Jg. 2016
Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 90 Points
Jg. 2015
Robert Parker 87 Points, Tim Atkin 89 Points

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Name:
Tokara Shiraz 2018
Article-No.:
TOK-072018
Grape Varieties:
Shiraz (89%), Mourvedre (6%), Pinotage (5%)
Vintage:
2018
Winery:
Tokara
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Tokara, Helshoogte Rd, 7600 Stellenbosch, South Africa
Bottle Cap:
Screw Cap
Price:
17.50€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
Acidity:
5,3 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,5 g/l
Serve at:
14-18 °C
Best before:
2023
In the Cellar:
Matured in Fench oak for ten months.
Appellation:
Western Cape
Allergen:
Sulphite

Tokara – cool Temperatures make for rich Grapes

The fairly young winery Tokara originated in 1994 when GT Ferreira purchased the estate. Back then, it was only thought of as a residence, but soon the optimal location for wine cultivation was discovered. Shortly after, the first vines were planted here. Today, Tokara is comprised by three different acreages: there are the southern slopes at the Simonsberg, the highlands in Elgin and the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. Each of these areas makes for very different wines and a connoisseur of Tokara can recognise the different terroirs often with the first sip. Due to the location of the acreages, there are rather low temperatures at the estate and a cool wind. Vines and the grapes growing on them ripen especially slowly and have enough time to develop their aromas and flavour carriers to the full potential.

Fantastic View and casual Atmosphere

Those who have been to the winery Tokara will never forget the grand sight from the summit of the Helshoogte Pass. With a breathtaking view of the mountains along the False Bay up to the Table Mountain, the estate itself belongs on every itinerary. Connoisseurs can treat themselves to culinary gems in the restaurant. All this in a relaxed and casual bistro-like atmosphere that simply invites you to stay.

The Director’s Reserve Collection

Tokara´s flagship is the so-called Director’s Reserve Collection. The Director’s White is a cuvee from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. An initial aroma of fresh lime is harmoniously brought into balance by the taste of tropical fruits. A blend of the grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec: that is the Director’s Red. Notes of currant and mint carry the full-bodied but always elegant wine.