Trio of Lismore Wines all Top 90 Points with Wine Advocate
Three white wines from South Africa’s Lismore Estate have all scored highly in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, each wine scoring more than 90 points.
In Neal Martin’s South Africa Report (October 2014) Lismore’s Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier were all reviewed with winemaker Samantha O’Keefe praised for her skill in crafting these three unique wines.
The 2013 Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc scored 90 points. “It has an ‘assured’ nose, one with a sense of confidence, springing out of the traps with ripe melon, fresh pear and gooseberry scents. The palate is harmonious with impressive depth and vigour. This is one of those wines you will finish sooner than you expect!”
The 2012 Lismore Chardonnay scored 91 points. “The palate has a dab of spice on the entry, crisp acidity and impressive weight in the mouth. This is another excellent wine from one of South Africa’s rising stars, Samantha O'Keefe.”
The 2012 Lismore Viognier scored 93 points. “The bouquet does not mess about, it just soars from the glass with exquisitely defined scents of peach skin, Mirin, dried apricot and lanolin. There is such detail and focus here. This might be one of Samantha O'Keefe's finest wines to date. Searching for this tomorrow is a day too late.”
All three wines are available in the UK from HDN Wines.