Patatsfontein Steen 2020
By Christian Eedes, 12 May 2021
For whatever reason, the 2020 vintage of Patatsfontein Steen from a vineyard in Montagu as made by Reenen Borman doesn’t seem to have quite the same clarity and brightness of most previous vintages. The nose is shy, subtle notes of peach, cut apple and earthiness revealing themselves with time in the glass while the palate is broad with moderate acidity and a powdery, flour-like texture. It’s by no means a poor wine but it doesn’t have nearly the focus of the excellent 2019, for instance. Price: R380 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 93/100.
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