"As if by alchemy, with age semillon slips into a toasty, butter brioche, lime-marmalade and waxy realm without its acidity wavering. This certainly has freshness and plenty of years ahead of it, but that magical 5-years-before-release-date includes all the other complex stuff."
96 points, Wine Companion (January 2018)
"Crisp and clear, perfume and hints of fennel, lime. Light, tight and very direct with great drive and clean minerally acidity, a tiny amount of chalkiness, and a very long citrus finish. Austere and traditional, though seems much ‘cleaner’ than your usual Lovedale. Bracing. Not a wine for now, but great things in store."
95 points, The Wine Front (November 2013)
"Medium yellow colour. Straw, hay and subtle lemon juice aromas; some nuttiness. The palate is delicate and intense, refined and tight, dry and long. It’s still remarkably youthful and has a long career ahead of it. The palate is pin-point precise and searingly intense. Excellent wine."
95 points, The Real Review (May 2019)
"Showing some attractively toasty, aged character with a very elegant and refined, lemon and lime palate. Sleeve-like, glossy texture. Really refined and elegant with length and concentration. A classic Lovedale."
95 points, JamesSuckling.com (June 2019)