Stellenbosch wine estate Tokara continued its winning streak at the 10 Year Old Wine Awards for the third consecutive year. The family-owned wine producer was ranked second highest performer overall with 90 points or more awarded to all five of its wines entered in the competition.
Tokara had the highest scoring Chardonnay, white blend and joint-highest red blend with all three category winners scoring 93 on the 100-point scale. The five Tokara 2009 wines awarded 90 points or higher are the Reserve Collection Chardonnay, Directors Reserve White and Directors Reserve Red all scoring 93/100, followed by the Reserve Collection Noble Late Harvest and Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc, both on 90 points.
The annual competition, which is under the Winemag.co.za
banner, aims to showcase age-worthy South African wines. This year, it attracted a record of 92 entries from the 2009 vintage.