2012 Walker bay Reserve Chardonnay Tokara, Walker Bay

2012 Walker bay Reserve Chardonnay Tokara, Walker Bay

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2012 Walker bay Reserve Chardonnay Tokara, Walker Bay

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The 2012 Walker Bay Chardonnay Reserve has a more complex bouquet compared to the regular Chardonnay with subtle wax resin and dried rose petal scents combining with tightly controlled scents of tropical fruit. The palate is well-balanced with orange peel and mango on the entry before fanning out with apricot, Clementine and grapefruit on the beautifully composed, long finish. This is a just a delicious Chardonnay from Tokara.
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #209 - Oct 2013 

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Tokara

Tokara

Tokara winery, part of the Walker Bay wine region, on the R310 outside Stellenbosch, is nestled among vineyards and olive groves on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass with sweeping views across False Bay and all the way to Table Mountain.

The Tokara farm was purchased in 1994 by GT Ferreira for residential purposes, but it wasn’t long before the great potential for planting vineyards was recognised and explored. Classic varietals were planted on the 400m above sea-level slopes. Under the stewardship of head winemaker, Miles Mossop, Tokara have become one of the leading estates for Bordeaux Blends in the Cape.

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Walker Bay

Walker Bay

Walker Bay is a coastal wine district, located to the south-east of Capetown, near the town of Hermanus (of whale-watching fame).

Walker Bay has built its reputation on Pinot Noir, and best exemplified by the wines from the Bouchard-Finlayson & Hamilton-Russell estates.

Walker Bay has a cool, maritime climate.  However vineyard virus and small scale production have prevented thsi wine region from competing effectively against the Pinot Noirs from New Zealand

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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Wine Advocate93/100
The 2012 Walker Bay Chardonnay Reserve has a more complex bouquet compared to the regular Chardonnay with subtle wax resin and dried rose petal scents combining with tightly controlled scents of tropical fruit. The palate is well-balanced with orange peel and mango on the entry before fanning out with apricot, Clementine and grapefruit on the beautifully composed, long finish. This is a just a delicious Chardonnay from Tokara.
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #209 - Oct 2013 

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