High Praise for Creation Wines
Creation is pleased to announce that eight of our wines have scored 90 points and more in a tasting conducted by Neal Martin for eRobertParker.com (see www.erobertparker.com).
Neal Martin specialises in rating wines from Burgundy, South Africa and Portugal. The high percentage of Creation wines scoring above 90 points can be ascribed to the fact that cellarmaster Jean-Claude (JC) Martin is producing top quality wines from our now fully mature estate vineyards.
Says Neal Martin: “I found some great wines from Creation this year, commencing with a scintillating Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2015 that just sprinted out of the blocks and attested to JC’s assiduous use of oak. It was a consistent range from white and red, both I feel [with] Burgundy influences …” High praise indeed from a Burgundy specialist!
The wines scoring 90 points and more are:
|Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon||2015||92|
|Creation Sumac Grenache||2014||91|
|Creation Syrah Grenache||2014||91|
|Art of Creation Chardonnay||2014||91|
|Art of Creation Pinot Noir||2014||91|
|Creation Reserve Pinot Noir||2014||90|
The Robert Parker scores follow closely on the release of Tim Atkin’s South African Wine Report, where the renowned expert on South African wines rated no less than 13 of our wines in the 90+ point category.
Creation Chardonnay among Decanter Top 10
We are thrilled to have our 2014 Creation Art of Chardonnay included in Decanter’s Ten Top South African Chardonnays. This prestigious wine and spirits publication is read in over 90 countries around the world. The wine was tasted by editorial content director John Stimpfig who described it as “tautly balanced with fine acidity and savoury flavours of honey, lanolin and beeswax alongside the lush pear and custard cream sweetness.”
To read more about our Chardonnay and what makes our terroir and winemaking philosophy perfect for producing elegant, world-class Chardonnay, click here.
Make Gifting a Pleasure
To avoid the last minute rush, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to spoil your friends, family, colleagues and clients this year. Take the guesswork out of gifting and choose Creation for a wide range of wines. Characterised by rare balance, elegance, distinction and finesse each wine is guaranteed to convey your highest esteem. We offer a choice of premium packaging plus the option to brand the packaging with your corporate logo or a personalised message.
The Riedel Stemless, O-to-go and Vinum glass ranges also make great gifts when combined with the wines they are designed to complement. For the discerning recipient combine a set of two Burgundy glasses with a selection of three Creation Pinot Noir wines, or select a gift set of white wines with Sauvignon Blanc glasses – the options are endless.
Bookings Open for December and January
With the summer holidays around the corner, we’re now taking bookings for December 2015 and January 2016 – book now to avoid disappointment! Good news is that for the period 18 December to 15 January we’ll be extending our opening hours until 19h00 for sundowners (excluding 24 and 31 December when we will close at 17h00 pm). Click here to see our new Sunset Tapas Menu available between 17h00 and 19h00 pm.
For those who like to get an early start to the day, we offer our 10AM Brunch Pairing (arrival at 09h45). This innovative pairing comprises 8 breakfast-themed canapés with 8 premium wines from the Creation range. Challenge your senses and treat your palate to a truly unique experience! Pre-booking essential.
Highlights and Happenings on the Creation Calendar
Ranging from fun functions and sensational shows on the Creation Estate to maintaining a strong presence at prestigious wine events, we love to see you there! Here are some of the latest attractions.
12 December at 9h00 – 13h00: Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Cricket Club Hermanus A small market with a lot of soul. Where good friends meet, hug and eat… an
amazing array of fresh organic produce, homemade delicacies, artisan breads, probiotic yoghurts, handmade cheeses, home smoked fish, happy hen eggs, and wheat-free bakes and local wines. For more information visit their facebook page.