Tokara, a proud Stellenbosch Cabernet producer, excelled at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards with two Gold medals and all five wines entered in the competition breaking the venerable 90 point barrier.
Tokara’s two gold medallists are the Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 with a score of 96/100 and the Director’s Reserve White 2018 notching up 95 points.
Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a consummate wine showing great consistency vintage after vintage. This acknowledgement from the world’s largest and most influential wine competition now it its 18th year, attests to the Ferreira family’s single minded vision of producing world class Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon from this focus variety at Tokara.
This full-bodied, richly textured wine is a true expression of the prized vineyard blocks on the slopes of the Simonsberg. Vibrant and bright, the wine shows classic graphite notes and briary fruits interwoven with five spice and the faintest hint of dried porcini. Expect a mouthful of dark cherry, red currant and fynbos scrub from this classic expression of Stellenbosch Cabernet.
The soon to be released Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2018 is an accomplished Bordeaux-style blend of Sauvignon Blanc (63%) and Semillon (37%) grown on the highest slopes of Tokara’s Stellenbosch property. This barrel fermented wine is full and rich with notes of gooseberry and pink grapefruit intertwined with hints of lemon grass and lightly toasted almonds. The Semillon lends an underlying flintiness to the wine, accentuating its amazing clarity and depth with a zesty persistence.
The other Tokara wines that excelled at the Decanter awards are the Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (93), the Director’s Reserve Red 2018 (92) and Tokara Blanc de Blancs Cap Classique 2013 (92).
A record number of over 18 000 wines from 56 countries were tasted blind by a panel of 170 expert wine judges including UK Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers.