4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Elegant, stately 18 (94 pts) follows illustrious record with heady aromatics woven into generous, refined tropical fruit. 50% older-barrel-fermented fraction rounds out rich & plush texture, adding body & mouthfeel. Outstanding.
92 pts Tim Atkin MW 2020
In what Bruwer Raats rightly describes as a “very good vintage for whites”, this excellent wooded Chenin Blanc has come up trumps. Combining fruit from sandstone and granite soils over three parcels, with 50% of the resulting wine seeing oak, it has aromas of white flowers and a honeyed, peachy palate underpinned by stony minerality. 2020-25
The wine offers a complex nose showing quince, white peach and yellow apple, with fenugreek spices give more dimension alongside the mineral intensity of the wine. The stone fruit character follows through onto an exceptionally balanced, very delicate and fine textured palate showing a peach-melba character with an exquisite length and freshness. The wine lingers with hints of ripe nectarine and apricot, zesty lemon and wet chalk.