Viognier

Tamboerskloof Viognier

2016

  • “After my tepid reception for the 2015, I am pleased to see a serious ratcheting up of quality when it comes to the 2016 Tamboerskloof Viognier. Mainly steel fermented with no skin contact, blended with 8% Roussanne, the bouquet is razor-sharp and lively, an almost “clinical” Viognier that is citrus driven, yellow plum and a touch of mirabelle developing in the glass. The palate is much more fresh and tensile than the 2015, the acidity well judged and offering an energetic, saline and lime-tinged finish that is a joy. What a great South African Viognier and you know what? When I went back to the bottle the following day, it was even better. Tasted twice with consistent notes.” – Wine Advocate, eRobertParker.com – Neal Martin (91 points)

2015

  • “Peach and apricot flavours, rather than oak, dominate the palate on this broad, spicy white, complemented by acidity on the finish.” – Tim Atkin, South Africa Report 2016 (91/100 points)

2014

  • “Quite spicy nose. A smell that reminds me a little of California redwood. A little salty in correct Condrieu mode. Much more interest than the average varietal Viognier. Dry finish. No fining and they use a basket press so perhaps a little astringent.” – Jancis Robinson (16,5 /20 points)

  • 4 stars in Publication Perswijn, Geproefd and Beoordeeld 2015 (Netherlands)
  • 90/100 points by Tim Atkin – August 2014

2013

  • 4 stars in the John Platter Wine Guide 2014
  • 90/100 points by Tim Atkin – August 2015

2011

  • 4 stars in the Platter Wine Guide 2012

2010

  • 4 stars in the Platter Wine Guide 2011

2009

  • 4 ½ stars in the Platter Wine Guide 2010

2008

  • 4 ½ stars in the Platter Wine Guide 2009

2007

  • 4 stars in the Platter Wine Guide 2008