Southern Right - Press Comments

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

Southern Right

Sauvignon Blanc 2020

“The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc has a refined bouquet of lime and orange pith, Granny Smith apples and crushed stone. The well-balanced palate is fresh and saline on the entry, with delicate touches of lemon and lime toward the finish. Lovely.” 90 points

Neal Martin, Vinous
April 2021


Sauvignon Blanc 2018

“The 2018 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc has a clean, fresh gooseberry, nettle and grass clipping bouquet. The palate is well balanced with quite a rich opening but maintains tension, thanks to a fine bead of acidity and pleasant salinity toward the finish. A delicious Sauvignon Blanc.” 90 points

Neal Martin, Vinous
August 2018

“The Southern Right Sauvignon comes from 16 different blocks in Walker Bay. Unwooded, it’s a sappy, saline, vinous white with dill and grapefruit flavours and a juicy, lip smacking finish.” 90 points

Tim Atkins, South Africa Report 2018


Pinotage 2017

“The 2017 Southern Right Pinotage was 100% barrel-aged for nine months in 16% new oak. Quite deep in color, it has a fragrant bouquet with a touch of eucalyptus on the nose that complements the red berry fruit. The palate is well balanced, offering grippy tannin and a slight earthiness toward the finish. I appreciate the varietal expression and the sustained peppery note on the aftertaste. Very fine.” 90 points

Neal Martin, Vinious
Aug 2018

“Anthony Hamilton Russell is on a mission to get Pinotage taken seriously as a cool climate grape. This structured, slightly reductive style is sappy, sweet and aromatic, with understated wood.” 91 points

Tim Atkins, South Africa Report 2018