Creation Wines in South Africa’s famous Walker Bay Wine Region can look back on another successful year. The Estate is situated high up on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near the coastal town of Hermanus where its vineyards enjoy ideal, cool maritime conditions. According to Swiss-trained cellarmaster and viticulturist Jean-Claude Martin (who is also the owner) these conditions are fundamental to the distinctive quality of his wines.
Proof of the consistent quality of the Creation wine range is the fact that no less than 8 wines tasted by Neal Martin for Robert Parker recently scored 90 points and more. Among the highest scoring wines are the 2015 Creation Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend (92) and the 2014 Creation Chardonnay (93).
Neal Martin, who specialises in rating wine from Burgundy, South Africa and Portugal, said: “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 above 90 points are:
|Creation Chardonnay 2014||93|
|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|
|Creation Viognier 2015||90|
These scores follow closely on the release of Tim Atkins’ South African Wine Report, where the renowned expert on South African wines rated no less than 13 Creation wines in the 90+ point category.
A further prestigious accolade came from Decanter magazine, placing the 2014 Art of Creation Chardonnay among its Ten Top South African Chardonnays. 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.”
Excellent news for American lovers of fine wines is the fact that the Creation wine range is now conveniently available through Cape Ardor, the largest exclusive retailer of South Africa’s top quality wines. To order, simply go here.
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