Delheim Edelspatz Botrytis Riesling 2020
By Christian Eedes, 21 April 2022
The 2019 vintage of Edelspatz from Stellenbosch property was Best Noble Late Harvest Overall when we compiled our list of the Top 20 wines in South Africa in 2020 and the follow-up vintage has just been released, now positioned next to the top-end red blend known as Grand Reserve.
From a block of Riesling planted in 1985 carrying accreditation from the Old Vine Project, picking occurred on multiple occasions while maturation lasted nine months in French oak. The nose shows ripe orange, dried peach and apricot, some intriguing fungal character and ginger while the palate has massive depth of fruit to go with a smooth texture, the tangy acidity nicely integrated and the finish long and savoury. Price: R330 per 375ml bottle.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
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