Tokara, Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml 2017

South Africa, Stellenbosch
In stock

Critic Score


Free nationwide delivery for orders over R1,500

Safe and secure online shopping with 8 ways to pay

Need buying advice? Speak to one of our experts. Call +27 21 448 4105

Orders will be shipped from our cellar as soon as the South African ban on alcohol trade has been lifted.

The Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 was named Best Red Overall and Best Cabernet Sauvignon in the Winemag Prescient Top 20 Wines South Africa 2020 Report.

The grapes for this wine originated from Tokara's premium vineyards on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain just outside of Stellenbosch.

Tasting notes:
'94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot. Matured for 22 months in French oak, 44% new. Beautiful aromatics of red and black berries, some pleasant herbal character and a hint of vanilla. The palate is full bodied with dense fruit, fresh acidity and fine tannins. Possessing layers of flavour, the finish long and dry, this is a very stylish offering.' – Winemag Prescient Top 20 Wines South Africa 2020 Report, 95/100

'Top cab gets best care: wild ferment in combo tank & foudre, 22 months French oak (63% new), no fining, filtration. Splashes petit verdot, cab franc. 2017 svelte, tight, built to age, but essentials in place: cassis, graphite, cigarbox. Yet more presence than 2016 (4.5 stars, 94 pts).' – Platter's Guide, 5* (95/100)

''Stellenbosch and Cabernet Sauvignon are synonymous,' says Karl Lambour. 'You get finesse in this area.' You do indeed, especially in a vintage like 2017. Aged in 44% new wood, this is a textbook expression of the grape, all dried herbs, mint and blackcurrant leaf, with fine tannins, impressive focus and depth and stylish oak. Drink 2022-29.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 94/100

'The wine displays a vibrant maroon colour. The nose leads with classic graphite notes, black cherry and briary fruits interwoven with aromas of five spice and cedar wood. There is a freshness underscoring these aromas with hints of fresh herbs and red currant. The palate is pleasantly full bodied with flavours mirroring aromas all leading to a multilayered persistent finish.' – Tokara

Alc: 14.9% | RS: 2.7 g/L | TA: 5.5 g/L | PH: 3.48

About Tokara:
Tokara has been consistently recognised as one of South Africa’s top wineries. It is situated on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg mountain in the Cape Winelands with views over False Bay to Table Mountain. In addition to its vineyards, Tokara also has olive groves and produces and sells olive oil.
More Information
Producer Tokara
Region Stellenbosch
Rating WM 95
Country South Africa
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Style Red
Bottle Size 750ml
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

Shipping information

Wine Cellar ships throughout South Africa. See our shipping guidelines below.

Available on all orders over R1,500, excluding event tickets. The expected delivery times are the same as 'Standard door-to-door' below.

Shipping fees are calculated on the delivery ‘street code’ provided during checkout.

  • Cape Town & surrounds: 1 – 2 working days
  • Joburg, Pretoria, PE & Bloemfontein: 3 – 4 working days
  • Durban & regional areas: 4 – 5 working days

COLLECTION (Cape Town only):
Orders are available for free collection at our Cape Town office only. You will be notified as soon as your order is ready for collection.

Wine Cellar offers professional wine storage at our premises in Cape Town. If you are not an existing cellaring client, please view our rates and set up an account by visiting our cellaring page.

For this special overnight road service, orders must be placed before 13h00 SAST. The order will be delivered by the close of business the following working day.

We use a third party courier for international shipping. Please contact for the rates and delivery options.

More wines from this producer

AG: Antonio Galloni of  |  AM: Allen Meadows of  |  CE: Christian Eedes of  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JS: James Suckling  |  JR:  |  JD: Jeb Dunnuck  |  NM: Neal Martin of OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  ST: Stephen Tanzer of  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  VIN:  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WM: Report  |  WS: Wine Spectator