91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011
Very pale silver-yellow color. Pungent, uncompromising aromas of lemon zest, fresh herbs and minerals. Dense, suave and packed with gooseberry, citrus and fynbos flavors. Really dusts the the palate on the long, subtle finish but the overall impression is one of weightlessness thanks to the wine's racy acidity and cut. Still a bit of CO2 to be absorbed.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
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