Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 5 863
Lot 58
  • Tokara; Director's Reserve Red; 2015; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 863

About this Item

2015 Director's Reserve Red
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

On the crest of the Helshoogte Pass is the picturesque wine farm of Tokara owned by ex-banker GT Ferreira. Tokara’s first vines were planted in 1998 with a state-of-the-art winery erected shortly thereafter. Tokara has been consistently recognised as one of South Africa's top wineries.

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

Critics Ratings

Cabernet-dominated with 29% of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, this is a very stylish Simonsberg red blend that has the balance and concentration that are typical of the best 2015s. Savoury and complex with layers of tobacco, earth and red fruits and refined oak. 2020-30’ ­- Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 94/100.

‘A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Director's Reserve Red has a robust nose of dark fruits, graphite, French oak and subtle hints of smoked herbs. The palate is structured with red and black fruit and a mineral backbone with integrated oak expression. It is complex with skillfully managed tannins and a long finish. This is a lovely and simply delicious wine.’ - Anthony Mueller, Wine Advocate, 91+/100 (Oct 2019)

'Rich aromas of ripe black cherry, fig, blackberry and plum sauce abound on the nose of this Cabernet-dominant blend, with 15% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc. Additional notes of licorice and whole allspice add interest to the mix. The medium-weight palate offers more of the same in terms of fruit and spice intensity, with a soft warmth and fine yet structured tannins for a pleasant frame to the ripe fruit tones, while notes of cigar box and tilled earth carry the close.' - Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast, 90/100 (Sep 2020)

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