One of the not so hidden treasures of the Helshoogte in Stellenbosch is GT and Anne-Marie Ferreira’s Tokara. Here you will find not only some of the best red wines and brandies in the country, a gorgeous Deli and a renowned restaurant but views to die for. The enterprise is run by the legendary Karl Lambour, no shrinking violet in wine circles. Their latest accolades are acclaim for two Cabernet-led reds attaining Top 10 status in consecutive South African wine reports. The Director’s Reserve Red 2017 secured Top 10 in the 2020 Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report, with the Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 making the Top 10 cut in the 2020 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report. Both reports are convened annually by Winemag.co.za.
Since its maiden 2003 vintage, the Cabernet Sauvignon driven Director’s Reserve Red has grown in stature as a world-class Bordeaux-style blend with a string of accolades in tow. The stand out 2017 vintage is a consummate blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (73%), Merlot (15%), Petit Verdot (9%), and Cabernet Franc (3%).The wine has intense aromas of red and black fruits with hints of dried cranberry.“It enters the palate with incredible purity and focus,” adds Tokara winemaker Stuart Botha.
The Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is a true expression of Tokara’s premium vineyard blocks on the slopes of the Simonsberg.. “Cabernet Sauvignon is King when it comes to red grapes in Stellenbosch. The marriage between the variety and the Tokara site is where the magic really begins,” says Botha.
When things get back to normal—whatever it will be—hie thee to Helshoogte and get your hands on these two treasures.
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