Tokara Director's Reserve White 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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The Tokara Director's Reserve White 2018 was named one of the White Bordeaux Blends of the Year in Tim Atkin MW's SA Special Report 2021.
'Always released with some bottle age - you'd be a fool to drink this young anyway - Tokara's reliably brilliant white Bordeaux blend has an unusually high percentage of Semillon this year, with 63% Sauvignon Blanc still dominating the marriage. Taut, waxy and saline, with tangy herb and grapefruit flavours. Drink 2022-28.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 95/100

'Clarity & precision define 2018, from best blocks of sauvignon & semillon (63/37). Vibrant lime zest countered by broad creaminess of barrel ferment (32% new) & 9 months lees contact. Complex, structured, but vivacious & fresh. A good future, like 2017 (4.5 stars, 94 pts).' – Platter's Guide, 5* (95/100)

'63% Sauvignon Blanc and 37% Semillon. Fermented and matured in 400-litre barrels, 32% new. A classic nose with top notes of flowers and herbs before peach, citrus and blackcurrant plus some flinty reduction in the background. The palate, meanwhile, has a dense core of fruit and nice texture to go with fresh acidity, the finish long and dry. A wine of precision.' – Winemag Prescient Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon Report 2021, Top 10 (95/100)

'A serious barrel-fermented Sauvignon. Waxy lemon aromas with toasted sesame seed. A fresh, mineral palate with concentrated apricot and lemon fruit and a focused finish. Impressive.' – Decanter World Wine Awards, 95/100 (Gold)

'This wine displays a pale straw colour with striking brilliance which catches the light. The nose is complex, exhibiting attractive notes of gooseberry and pink grapefruit all intermingled with hints of lemon grass and lightly toasted almonds. There is an underlying flintiness and graphitic note that affirms the contribution from the Semillon. On the palate the wine enters full and rich reminiscent of the aromas on the nose. The wine has amazing clarity and depth with a zesty persistence.' – Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 63% Sauvignon Blanc and 37% Sémillon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating TA 95
Technical analysis RS: 3.0 g/L | TA: 6.2 g/L | PH: 3.2
Producer information 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.
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