92 pts Tim Atkin MW 2020
The stone in question is mostly quartz in this famous Robertson vineyard. Youthful, tangy and intense, with classic blackcurrant leaf and gunflint notes, this has a winning combination of lime and elderflower flavours and a long, zesty, refreshing finish. 2021-24.
Life from Stone derives its name from the incredibly rocky soils in which it is grown. Every year the vineyard battles against nature in order to produce highly concentrated, powerful wines with a flinty, mineral character true to the quartz rock in which it is grown. Monumental human effort was required to plant the vines – implements destroyed, and, in the case of the older vineyards, dynamite deployed. A true expression of the site’s terroir, this wine will drink well now, or can be enjoyed in the next 2-3 years.