4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Best vineyard blocks, 18 (93 pts) portion bunched pressed, barrel fermented, third new, 11 months on lees. Essence of citrus, oak in support as buttered toast underpin, brisk acidity keeping it youthfully vibrant, promising a future.
93 pts Tim Atkin MW 2019
It’s good to see this impressive white bottled under screw cap, as it will age well given the right storage conditions. Lightly wooded and showing freshness that’s a feature of the style, this is creamy, sappy and long on the palate, with precision and focus. 2020-25.
92 pts Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice April 2020
This wine offers enticing aromas of wood-grilled apple, orange peel, peach pit, baking spice and pie crust. They’re forward and pronounced, but not overly so, offering a harmonious medley of fruit and spice. The medium-weight palate offers more of the same, framed by lively acidity and a vibrancy that lends energy and lift through the long and spicy close.
This wine display’s a vibrant golden colour. Aromas of fresh grapefruit, grilled pineapple, star anise and toasted brioche emanate from the glass. The wine enters the palate with fresh citrus flavours leading to a creamy mid-palate with flavours of vanilla, star anise and toasted almond. There is a continuous saline focus and feeling of freshness throughout the tasting experience of this wine. The finish lingers with notes of toasted nuts.
Drink now through till 2028.