Stellenbosch remains a centre of excellence in the South African wine industry. Over the last two weeks, Kanonkop set a new South African sales record, Tokara took two spots in the national top 10 of this year’s Cabernet Sauvignon Report and Eikendal ushered in a new era as their new winemaker kicked off with a bang. 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%). “It enters the palate with incredible purity and focus,” adds Tokara winemaker Stuart Botha.