"This 100% Chardonnay is a zero dosage that shows expert precision of the nose. Rested on the lees for 85 months, the NV Absolu is a clear champion in South African sparkling wine and embodies the heart of blanc de blanc Champagne. It has a textured leesiness across the mid-palate, with a green apple edge and the lemon pithiness of classic French bubbles. The expression is long, focused and highly complex showing soft hints of cheese rind, ending with a crisp, mineral finish. This effort expresses a serious attempt to make quality-minded sparkling wine in South Africa for the Méthode Cap Classique category, and this particular bottling is one of the best sparkling wines coming from South Africa. This particular bottling was not yet available when I visited the estate, but you can rest assured that when it is available for purchase, I will be adding some to my cellar. I honestly tried to buy some while I was visiting with Colmant and the owner/winemaker told me, "No, it's not available yet". I can respect that. Put this bottling on your shopping list! - Anthony MUELLER"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (October 31st 2019, Issue 245), 93+ pts