TOKARA has aced South African 2020 Top 10 Wine Reports with a perfect 4/4 score for the Director’s Reserve White and three Reserve reds, all from the standout 2017 vintage.
The 4th TOKARA wine to earn Top 10 status this year is the Director’s Reserve White 2017, taking top honours for Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blends in the 2020 Prescient Sauvignon Blanc Report convened annually by Winemag.co.za. TOKARA winners from earlier 2020 Top 10 Wine Reports are the top tier Director’s Reserve Red, the Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon and the Reserve Collection Syrah.
The Director’s Reserve White 2017 is also one of the top performers with 95/100 in Tim Atkin’s South Africa 2020 Special Report. Ranked as one of his wines of the year, Atkin describes the wine, as “always among the best white Bordeaux blends in the Cape”. He pronounces the 2017 vintage “especially impressive” and “one of the best recent vintages in South Africa.”
Showing exhilarating notes of ripe passion fruit and pink grapefruit with hints of lemongrass and freshly baked brioche, this consummate blend of Sauvignon Blanc (69%) and Semillon (31%) is made from grapes grown on the highest slopes of TOKARA’s Stellenbosch property. The Sauvignon Blanc Wine Report describes the wine as having a “reined-in power about it”: “The palate is full but balanced with great purity of fruit, fresh acidity and a saline finish.”
The wine is available R280 per bottle at the TOKARA tasting lounge. For online purchases, visit www.tokara.com.