|Platter's Wine Guide 2021: 4.5 stars|
|Tim Atkin (MW) Special South Africa Report 2021: 89 points|
£22.50 per bottle
Steenberg flagship red, the Catharina is blended from only the best barrels from each vintage. Each cultivar is vinified and aged separately in a traditional red wine making style. As the first Bordeaux-style blend composition (79% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon) in almost a decade; the 2017 Catharina is bold yet suave, forthright yet subtle, assured and alluring. It displays volumes of cherry and cigar, coffee and vanilla, cranberry compote and dark chocolate. Layers of concentrated red and black fruit (raspberry, blackcurrant and black cherry) show on both the nose and the palate, accented with a velvety texture from the Petit Verdot. Light herbal notes from the Merlot lend a refreshing finish, while the new varieties of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon round out the blend, adding structure and depth.
Food pairing: Dark fruit and spice, lifting acidity and an encompassing tannic finish create the optimal pairing for most red meat or rich sauce dishes.
Ageing potential: Will bottle age well for 7 to 10 years after bottling.
Alcohol: 14.11% ABV
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