94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13%). The Reserve Chardonnay blocks survived the fire in December 2019, thank goodness, so this was all made with Greyton grapes. Textured, structured and perfumed, with citrus and stone fruit flavours, creamy lees, a hint of toast, shimmering acidity and a mineral core. 2022-28. (2021)" Producer notes: "The vineyards are planted in decomposed shale over clay at 300 meters in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountain Range. A low mean February temperature lends to an extended ripening period that can put harvest 3-4 weeks later than traditional wine growing regions in South Africa. The intense citrus notes and the lingering finish are consistent trademarks of Lismore's specific terroir. The restrained minerality of the Chardonnay is a clear indication of the cool climate in which it is grown."