Winemag.co.za Top 20 Wines 2017

Editor Christian Eedes selects his 20 most memorable wines of the year. 20. Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016 While many producers are inclined to treat Sauvginon Blanc as no more than a cash cow, Klein Constantia’s Matt Day approaches the variety with both rigour and enthusiasm. The result is a number of striking examples, […]

December 4, 2017
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Win a six-bottle mixed case of wine made up of some of the top performers from the recent Prescient Chardonnay Report. Featured wines: Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve 2016 – 95/100 Eikendal 2016 – 95/100 Hartenberg The Eleanor 2015 – 93/100 Rustenberg Stellenbosch 2016 – 95/100 Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch 2016 – 93/100 Uva Mira 2016 […]

November 6, 2017
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Tokara Director’s Reserve White vertical

Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends are a strong, if niche, category and the Director’s Reserve White from Tokara in Stellenbosch has proved itself one of the finest examples within that category over time: 2011 rated 5 Stars (and placed among the top three) in our first annual category tasting back in 2013, the 2012 rated 4.5 Stars […]

November 3, 2017
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Tokara MCC Blanc de Blanc 2011

The maiden vintage Tokara Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blanc 2011 is superb. From Chardonnay grown on this producer’s Elgin property, the wine spent five years on the lees. The nose shows a subtle aldehydic character as well as a hint of reduction, these two qualities playing off against each other to good effect while […]

October 9, 2017
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Tokara announces new winemaker

In much awaited news, Karl Lambour, the general manager of Stellenbosch cellar Tokara, has informed Winemag.co.za that Stuart Botha, currently of Eagles Nest in Constantia, will replace the outgoing Miles Mossop as winemaker. Botha and Mossop will work the 2018 harvest together, Mossop’s notice period ending on 31 May.

June 30, 2017
by Christian
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Tokara Director’s Reserve Red vertical

Miles Mossop, outgoing winemaker at Stellenbosch cellar Tokara, says he has always sought a “sense of power and a sense of place” in the Cape Bordeaux red blend that is Director’s Reserve and a vertical from the maiden 2003 to current-release 2013 (from magnum) emphatically demonstrated this 2003 Alc: 14.02% 73% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

June 30, 2017
by Christian
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Two very prominent positions are open in the winelands – who’s going to fill them?

It’s been a helluva year for Tokara so far – the single best achiever at the 10 Year Old Wine Awards announced in April with three out of the 19 wines to rate 90-plus on the 100-point scale (these being the Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Chardonnay 2007 and Director’s Reserve Red 2007); the Reserve 2013 […]

June 8, 2017
by Christian
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Miles Mossop leaves Tokara

Stellenbosch winery Tokara has announced that winemaker Miles Mossop will be leaving after 18 years to pursue opportunities to develop his own brand, Miles Mossop Wines. Mossop will remain part of the Tokara team for 2018 harvest while he hands over the baton to his successor.

May 9, 2017
by Christian
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