Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2018
This is a blend of 63% Sauvignon blanc and 37% Semillon, made from grapes grown on the highest slopes of Tokara’s Stellenbosch property. 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. Blend: 63% Sauvignon Blanc, 37% Semillon Always released with some bottle age – you’d be a fool to drink this very 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 flavors.