Storm Sauvignon blanc Kingsley Vineyard. Nose is perfect. Grapefruit, citrus, grass, peach. Palate is good acid to balance all this fruit. Just wonderful! — 23 days ago
Enjoyed this, though it does comes off a little harsh, which can perhaps be attributed to its youth. A NAS, but as I understand, the blend is at least as old as the standard 10 year old. It definitely has a pretty similar profile - pepper, brine, peat smoke, and citrus. Would be good to taste them side-by-side given the general consensus that the Storm's essentially the 10 taken up a notch. There's a really "sweet" inner core that pushes through to peaty, somewhat-medicinal finish. Medium length. Really liking this profile (particularly the saline character) so I'm definitely going to be checking out the rest of the range. — 5 months ago
2020 vintage. Medium-bodied red enjoyed with a light chill. I actually like this, which most South African reds don't usually do anything for me. Has a little of that roasted fruit, smoky thing that they all tend to have, but not nearly to the overwhelming degree that I usually encounter. Stewed strawberry and cherry, plum, grilled herbs, sage, nutmeg, crabapple. 56 Cinsault 29 Syrah 15 Carignan. Nice blend and good label artwork. — 23 days ago
Young fresh and easy to drink now. More typical of Santa Barbara county. I liked the Kingsley vineyard more. Will be interesting to try again on a few months. — 18 days ago
It's hard to describe this wine except as the best rosé I've ever had. The bouquet has beautiful red fruit, with the taste of red fruit and citrus, with medium acidity that is not too high and extremely well balanced. It's the kind of wine I can't stop drinking but I want to share with all of my friends. If you care at all about drinking a rosé that punches well above it's weight in terms of value, you should buy this wine immediately — 21 days ago
Some wines knock you off your feet immediately, while others take time to do so. Storm Wines’ 2018 ‘Vrede’ Pinot Noir initially took a lot of examination, and changed dramatically between the hour’s decant I’d given it and the following 2-3 hours of drinking. At first, the very vibrant aromas of this young Pinot from South Africa’s esteemed Hemel-en-Arde valley were reminiscent of a pungent negroni, with a touch of Parma Violet and star anise. With time, however, these slightly confected qualities gave way to an impressive savoury bouquet of cranberry, rooibos, beef blood, iron and bitter orange (that Campari scent stuck around, and all the better for it). The palate, in this wine’s case, was even more impressive, continuing to display a savoury profile with a fabulous, zesty mouthfeel and supple tannins.
All in all, this is a beautifully fragrant, youthful PN with a bright future ahead. South Africa isn’t exactly known for its old vines (some Chenin aside), and those of Storm’s were only planted in 2008. Exciting things, then, for this winery. Everyone’s perception of value is different, but at £32/bottle here, it’s easy to recommend getting a case or two.
PS. An added comment - I love the understated labels of Storm‘s wines, but I do wish they’d go back to the wax seal of previous vintages. Wax over foil every day of the week for me..! — 3 days ago
They did it again. This wine just inches out the Alpenglow rose with perfectly balanced acidity, but this time with even more fruit flavors. The St. Vincent has finesse and elegence that leaves no doubt about its quality. — 15 days ago