Tokara Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2015 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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'Fermented and matured for 11 months in barrel, 31% new. A forthcoming nose of lemon, a hint of vanilla, some yeasty complexity and a touch of reduction. Excellent fruit purity and palate weight, no shortage of freshness and a super-long finish – very precise winemaking.' – Winemag Prescient Chardonnay Report 2016, 95/100

'Unusually for Tokara, this was made with 100% malolactic in 2015 because of what Miles Mossop calls the 'beautiful acidities'. It’s a stylish, complex, balanced, bracingly fresh white that combines notes of struck match, citrus, beeswax and sweet spices. Drink 2017-21.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 94/100

'This is very Burgundian in style and has toasty, savoury oak influences on top of honey biscuits, crème brulée and milk-tart characters. The palate flows through well, surfing on cogent acidity and a mineral edge. A mini Meursault. Drinking Window 2017 - 2020.' – Decanter, 94/100

'More toasty oak (31% new) evident than on sibling, enfolding core of lemon, lime fruit from fine 2015 vintage. All quite tightly buttoned, exudes freshness & vibrancy; a cellarworthy beauty, just needs time.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5*

'The wine displays a stunning depth of colour, vibrant gold with hints of green. The aromas are that of intense citrus preserve, hints of blossom with underlying notes of toasted brioche and roasted almonds. The flavours on the palate are that of ripe yellow fruits; papaya and pineapple; with a textured mid-palate leading to a clean crisp citrus finish that lingers forever. Drink now through till 2025. Food pairing: Best served grilled fish and roasted white meats.' – Winemaker
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Condition New
Alcohol 14%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chardonnay
Rating WM 95
Technical analysis RS: 2.3 g/L | TA: 5.9 g/L | PH: 3.30
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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