The Pinotage from Stellenbosch cellar Tokara first came to light for me when the 2007 vintage was judged best in class at the 2010 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. That wine famously had an alcohol of over 15% and subsequent vintages have been in the same vein perhaps tending to be a bit overdone. The […]
Here are our seven most highly rated current-release wines of last month: JC Wickens Swerwer 2015 – 96 (read original review here) AA Badenhorst Family Wines Red 2014 – 95 (read original review here) DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Kershaw […]
Wine Cellar, our preferred wine merchant, has the following top-performing wines from the RisCura White Hot Wine Awards available for purchase: Tokara Director’s Reserve 2014 – 94 points Price: R260 Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista White 2014 – 93 points Price: R155 Gabriëlskloof Magdalena The Landscape Series 2015 – 87 points Price: R240
Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Price: R115 5% fermented in old large-format barrels. A very forthcoming nose showing everything from buchu to lime, honeydew melon and granadilla. Rich and full – super-concentrated fruit makes for nicely coated acidity and some paprika bite on the finish adds interest. Rock ‘n roll. #WinemagRating: 91/100. Tokara […]
Tokara in Stellenbosch is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Lambour as general manager, taking over from Gerrie Wagener who passed away earlier this year. Lambour has been GM of Grande Provence in Franschhoek for the past four years. A graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, he holds both B.Sc. Forestry Science and B.Sc. […]
The back label of Tokara White 2005, a wooded Sauvignon Blanc, suggested that the wine would cellar well for a further five years from release. It’s now 10 years on from when the wine hit the market and it’s looking fine. Wine of Origin Stellenbosch, the winemaking involved fermentation and maturation for six months in […]
Tokara winemaker Miles Mossop has a range of own-label wines named after his children, son Max providing the moniker for the Bordeaux-style red blend. The 2012 will seduce many. A blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 24% Petit Verdot, maturation lasted 22 months in French oak barrels, 42% new. It shows black fruit […]
The two new Cape Winemakers Guild members were announced earlier today: Sebastian Beaumont of Beaumont Family Wines and Carl van der Merwe of DeMorgenzon, bringing the membership count to 48 for 2016. .Miles Mossop, winemaker at Tokara, is the new chairman, taking over from Andries Burger of Paul Cluver Estate.