Skip to product information
1 of 1

Tokara Directors Reserve Red

Tokara Directors Reserve Red

Regular price £34.99
Regular price Sale price £34.99
Sale Sold out
Taxes included.

Tokara Director's Reserve Red: Unveiling the Elegance of Stellenbosch 

Uncork a world of flavour with Tokara Director's Reserve Red, a captivating blend born from the sun-drenched vineyards of Stellenbosch, South Africa. This prestigious wine embodies the region's unique terroir, offering a captivating exploration of rich fruit, complex spice, and a touch of earthy elegance.

The General Wine delves into the detailed tasting profile of Tokara Director's Reserve Red, along with perfect food pairings to elevate your next dining experience.

Tasting Notes:

  • Colour: A captivating deep ruby red with an intense core and a vibrant ruby rim sets the stage for this wine's richness.
  • Nose: The initial aroma may be shy, but patience unlocks a captivating melange of red and black fruit notes. Ripe blackcurrant, blackberry, and cassis mingle with hints of dried cranberry, offering a vibrant first impression. Subtle baking spices like vanilla and tonka bean add complexity, while a touch of graphite adds an intriguing earthiness.
  • Palate: The first sip reveals the wine's impressive balance and focus. Rich fruit flavours of dark cherry, blackberry, and ripe plum take centre stage, supported by a hint of herbal spice on the mid-palate. Fine, firm tannins provide a pleasant structure, while balanced acidity keeps the wine fresh and lively. The finish is long and satisfying, with lingering notes of fruit and spice.

Food Pairings:

Tokara Director's Reserve Red's complex flavour profile and bold character make it a versatile companion for a variety of dishes. Here are some perfect food pairings to consider:

  • Hearty Red Meat: This wine stands up beautifully to the richness of grilled steaks, charred lamb chops, or venison with a robust berry sauce. The tannins in the wine will cut through the fat of the meat, creating a harmonious balance.
  • Slow-cooked Delights: Pair this wine with hearty stews like a classic beef bourguignon or a rich cassoulet. The complex flavours of the wine complement the depth of flavour in these slow-cooked dishes.
  • Bold Cheeses: Enjoy Tokara Director's Reserve Red with aged cheddar, Manchego, or a smoky Gouda. The tannins in the wine will cleanse the palate between bites, creating a delightful contrast of textures and flavours.
  • Mediterranean Inspired Cuisine: This wine pairs beautifully with roasted vegetables seasoned with herbs like rosemary and thyme. It also complements dishes like moussaka or grilled eggplant, where the smoky and earthy notes of the wine find a perfect match.

About Tokara Director's Reserve Red:

Hailing from the Stellenbosch region in South Africa, Tokara Director's Reserve Red is a meticulously crafted blend.  The wine utilises a combination of five classic Bordeaux grape varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The grapes are meticulously selected from the winery's prime vineyard sites, ensuring exceptional quality. Following a meticulous fermentation and ageing process, the wine spends a total of twenty-two months in French oak barrels, a significant portion of which are new. This ageing process adds complexity and depth to the final flavour profile.

 

View full details