Tokara Stellenbosch Director's Reserve 2007 Red Wine-Bordeaux Style (67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, and 5% Melbec aged 22 months in French oak), $50.33, 92 points, was a gift and probably NOT available in New Hampshire stores, but if you can make a special wine purchase, this is a different kind of red-wine and worth the money especially if you can find it for less. (Tasted blind)
The color is garnet welling black, the aroma is a bit mute, but pleasant earth notes and traces of clove are present. There is noticeable acidity, and the tannin follows the finish with plum and hints of black currant.
Ben said: "Buttery with a smooth, but mute finish, 89 points." Ethan said: "Creamy wine with caramel notes and flavor hints reminiscent of a bock-beer and a touch of the complexity of a "fortified wine, 90 points."
I'm sure that must peak someone's interest! Yes!
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