Top South Africa Cape white blends

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Critics are abuzz at what looks set to be 'the next big thing' from South Africa: premium white blends to rival the best from Bordeaux, the Rhone and beyond. Tina Gellie visits the Cape to find out why and selects 12 of the best picks to buy...
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South Africa Cape Blends, Tokara Director's Reserve White
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Tokara, Director’s Reserve White, Stellenbosch 2011

Tokara, Director’s Reserve White, Stellenbosch 2011
(71% Sauvignon Blanc, 29% Semillon)
Herbal nose, spiky passion fruit and waxy, nutty palate thanks to barrel fermentation in French oak. Complex and elegant with lovely concentration. Lanolin finish. (18.5/20pts (95/100pts)
Price £18–£27 (2010) Handford, Hedonism, Invinity, Swig, Winebear, Winedirect
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 14.5%

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South Africa Cape Blends, Tokara Director's Reserve White
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South Africa Cape Blends, Lammershoek Roulette Blanc 2010