Tokara MCC Blanc de Blanc 2012
By Christian Eedes, 25 November 2019
The maiden 2011 vintage of the MCC Blanc de Blanc from Tokara was a fine offering but the 2012 seems altogether richer and perhaps a bit listless. From Elgin Chardonnay, base juice underwent 100% malolactic fermentation, before being matured in older 228-litre barrels for 15 months. After secondary fermentation, the wine was matured for four years before being disgorged and then spent a further 12 months under cork before being released.
Biscuit, honey and spice to go with the vaguest note of citrus on the nose while the palate is rich and textured, the mousse somewhat lazy. It’s a particular take on bottle fermented sparkling – Tokara feel justified in asking R650 a bottle – but I’d like a bit more vim and vigour…
CE’s rating: 90/100.
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