94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Nautical Dawn comes from two vineyards on pure granite soils overlooking False Bay, fermented and matured in neutral old barrels. It has a very "come hither" bouquet of yellow fruit, lemon thyme and hints of lemon curd, all exceptionally well defined. The expressive palate features orange pith, white peach and guava, and the acidity is very well judged with just the right amount of salinity toward the finish. What a superb debut! Drink: 2019-2030. (Aug 2018)"
92 points Wine Spectator: "[$63 list] Bright lemon peel, white peach and honeysuckle notes stream through in this engaging Chenin, with a flash of nectarine at the very end for contrast. Juicy and delicious. Chenin Blanc. Drink now through 2021. 278 cases made, 62 cases imported. (6/15/19)"