Here is a review from UK wine writer, Joanna Simon, about our wines. Jo included our 2010 Syrah and our 2011 Unoaked Chardonnay as two of her “Wines for Christmas 2012″. We have included a link to the article and copied text to this blog.
2011 Seven Springs Unoaked Chardonnay, Overberg, South Africa
It’s good to find a successful unoaked chardonnay outside Chablis. Not an easy to style to get right, but this works well. It’s round and soft-textured, but reassuringly crisp, with bright, well-defined, pineappley fruit framed by a gentle cashew-nut flavour and a hint of vanilla, although not the vanilla you get from oak. 13%. See also the syrah below and try the sauvignon blanc, a very pure, clean-cut, cool-climate style. Went well with a risotto which included fennel bulb.
2010 Seven Springs Syrah, Overberg, South Africa
Impressive result from very young vines. Cassis, woodsmoke and vanilla perfume, with crunchy black fruit, smoke, liquorice and fresh herbs on the palate. Some tannin and quite marked acidity but both softened by 12 months’ oak ageing. Good with prosciutton and with grilled and roast red meat.