Anwilka - Press Comments

Stellenbosch, South Africa


Anwilka 2017

“It has a pure, seductive bouquet of boysenberry and cassis fruit, the vanilla-y oak seamlessly integrated and not imposing itself like older vintages of Anwilka. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, and slightly granular in texture, presenting layered black fruit laced with tobacco, allspice and touches of cassis. Very seductive on the finish.” 92 points

Neal Martin, Vinous
April 2021

Petit Frere 2014

“Ripe and forward, delivering a mix of plum, cherry and blueberry preserve flavors, this is rounded in feel, with a light licorice note on the finish.”

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
30th June 2017

“Pungent aromas of crushed blackberry, spices, peppery herbs, licorice and smoky oak. A sweet/tart, penetrating blend (this is Anwilka’s second wine) with a lightly peppery quality to its dark fruit and spice flavors. Not especially fleshy or pliant but this juicy wine would already make a perfect accompaniment to a grilled, pepper-encrusted steak; use it like a moderately ripe Zinfandel.”

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
May 2017


Anwilka 2015

“The 2015 Anwilka is a blend of 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 64% Shiraz and 7% Petit Verdot fermented in tronconic tanks and matured in 50% new French oak for 14 months. It has a very refined bouquet of pure black currant and bilberry fruit, less powerful yet more composed than some of the earlier vintages of Anwilka. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, well-judged acidity and notes of blackberry, pain grillé, white pepper and clove. It lingers nicely, gently fanning out on the finish to complete what is a very classy Anwilka to enjoy over the next decade.” 93 points

Neal Martin, Vinous
November 2019

“This is really a phenomenal South African wine for the money showing such delicacy yet also power. The nose boasts plenty of iodine, crushed stones, balsam, violets and hints of sweet herbs. The palate’s full and exuberant with mouth-coating tannins and a long finish. 64% Shiraz, 29% Cabernet and 7% Petit Verdot.” 95 points

James Suckling,
3rd August 2017


Anwilka 2014

“Anwilka is 7km from the coast in the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch and is now merged with Klein Constantia. Impeccable quality is still the objective. 52% Syrah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot. Layers of dark fruit, hints of chocolate, supple and elegant tannins on the palate. One of the Cape’s best-value fine reds.” 94 points

Andy Howard MW, Decanter
4th January 2019