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Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

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ZAR 4 456
Lot 68
  • Patatsfontein; Steen; 2019; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 500 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 4 456

About this Item

Steen, 2019
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Patatsfontein is a winemaking venture formed by Reenen Borman of Boschkloof, fund manager Henk Kotze and Fritz Schoon – ‘Master’ baker of Schoon in Stellenbosch.

This unique wine is made from an old single vineyard situated 600m above sea level in the Montagu mountains planted on Karoo slate and shale. Today it is one of South Africa’s greatest Chenin Blancs.

Critics Ratings

‘Just a little more colombard than chenin on 2019 blend, as 2018 (4 stars, 88 pts). Fresh & expressive, with forthright flavour & beautifully balanced grippy acidity. Fine advertisement for an underrated, usually simply fruity variety. Lightly oaked; 13% alcohol.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2021, 4.5* (90/100)

‘Beginning with waxy citrus and mineral-focused heart, the 2019 Patatsblanc is a blend of 75% Colombard and 25% Chenin Blanc. The nose bursts with elements of citrus blossom, baked earth and wax melon. Medium-bodied, it has an impressive mouthfeel and texture with lively acidity and mineral tension that weighs on the mid-palate. It finishes with a lingering flavor of nuts and a kiss of phenolic bitterness, making this a very cerebral and complex wine that will remain food friendly for years to come. Do not let the screw cap persuade you away. Just under 5500 bottles were produced of this 13% alcohol wine.’ – Anthony Mueller, Wine Advocate, 90/100 (May 2021)

‘Colombard and Chenin Blanc from neighbouring vineyards supply the fruit for this near equal cuvée of these two complementary white grapes. Waxy, savoury and showing some tannic grip, this is a scented, stony, herbal white that over delivers at its price point. 2021-24’ ­- Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 92/100

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