4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Nutty, toasty notes dominate 18 (91 pts) in youth (45% new barrels), but there’s plenty of sweet fruit & a serious acidity in the balance on the palate, which is rich, lemony & nicely dry. More forceful than the 12.9% alcohol would suggest.
90 pts Wine Enthusiast April 2020
This smells clean and attractive right from the start, with soft toasted-apple and pear aromas at the core and accents of fynbos and singed lime rind atop. The palate is light and bright, with good acidity that frames the orchard-fruit flavors and carries through to the mouthwatering finish.
89 pts Wine Spectator 12/15/19
Marked by seductive oak aromas and flavors, this brings out peach and quince details midpalate, followed by hints of fleur de sel and clove. Vibrant and balanced, revealing accents of pine on the finish. Drink now through 2024.