Tokara 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa

$53.00 $25.98
Save $27.02
Item No. 98500
  • red wine
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Gyles Webb (of Tokara's neighboring vineyard Thelema) serves as a consultant at this cutting edge estate, and his meticulous attention to detail is evident in the superb quality of the wines. This intense, Merlot-based Bordeaux blend boasts concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and cassis backed by notes of tobacco and cocoa and an intriguing mineral nuance. It's fantastic now and a great example of what a few years of age can do- a beautiful, elegant and velvety smooth red. Drink now. 73% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 9% Petit Verdot.

Critical Acclaim

"Taut now, but impressively concentrated, with blackberry and currant fruit harnessed by mineral, sweet tobacco and cocoa notes. Long finish stretches out to show more mint, currant and mineral flavors. Brief cellaring (or decanting) should help. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2008."
90 Points

Learn About Tokara Map ItMap It

TOKARA, situated on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass in South Africa, produces innovative and distinctive wines under the TOKARA and ZONDERNAAM labels as well as a limited edition five year pot still Brandy.

Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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