"This has chenin’s broad, waxy texture, even if the flavors are more like sauvignon blanc, hinting at guava and green herbs. It’s juicy and fresh, with zippy acidity that makes it easy to drink." - Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2019) - 87 pts
"The 2015 Chenin Blanc offers loads of melony fruit interspersed with hints of honeysuckle and peach. It is delicious, crisp, fresh, lively, and a dead ringer for a good Loire Valley Chenin Blanc. Drink it over the next year." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25
"Yellow color. Aromas of peach, honey, wool sweater, and white raspberry with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, layered, medium-length nectarine, roasted pineapple, dried honey, and sweet lime finish with no tannins and no oak. The perfect wine when you are in the mood for plenty of lush fruit and complexity that also remains balanced thru the dry fruit finish."
- Beverage tasting Institute (October 10th 2014), 90 pts + BEST BUY
"Pale gold color; hay and honeysuckle, green tea and lemongrass, hint of roasted lemon and spiced pear; lovely mild citrus flavors, brisk acidity, sleek texture, finish has a hint of grapefruit; very tasty and attractive all around. Very Good+. A Bargain of the Century." - Fredric Koeppel's Bigger than Your Head (October 10th 2014), Very Good +
"One of the greatest buys I have tasted this year is this under $10, 100% Chenin Blanc from the Western Cape. A super flowery-scented nose includes notions of ripe honeydew melons and pears. This medium-weight, fresh, fruity, crisp, dry, textbook Chenin Blanc will provide immense pleasure over the next 12 months."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 90 pts
"This is a tremendous little white wine, crisp and refreshing, yet exuberant with fruit. Steen is a South African name for Chenin Blanc, and this wine conveniently puts both names on the label to avoid confusion. Ideal by itself or with casual foods, it comes with a warning; You will want to open a second one. Fortunatly, the price is accomodating. South African chenin blanc may be one of the world's best white wine values, and this wine shows why"- Washington Post (2012), ** ½