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A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Red 2012

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South Africa
Coastal Region
Coastal Region
Swartland
Paarl
Stellenbosch
Regional Varietals:
Chenin Blanc
Cinsault

A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Red 2012 750ML      
Sku: 58783

AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28ha of old bushvines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain.

The property is owned by the dynamic and good looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst. They are originally from Constantia. Their grandfather was the farm manager of Groot Constantia for 46 years. Their fathers were born there and farmed together in Constantia, during the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes, drank Cinsault and there were a lot less traffic lights and hippies still had a presence. Together these two have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930s to make natural wines in the traditional manner.

Tasting notes
The aromas are perfumed, peppery, spicy, smoky and exhibit ripe red fruit notes. As always the palate texture of this style of wine is supple, smooth on the entry but with enough grip to end dry and refreshing. In the mouth, the texture and fineness of fruit tannin and drinkability of the wine is immediately evident.

Rating
The 2012 Secateurs Red Blend has just nudged upward in my estimation since last year. Here, it has a very well-defined, quite sumptuous bouquet with vibrant raspberry, dark cherry and mineral notes that have really opened up in the last 12 months. The palate is medium bodied with crisp tannins. This is very well-balanced with great delineation on the finish. Drinking beautifully now. Wine Advocate, 90 Points

Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Swartland
Grape Varietal: Cinsault
Type: Still wine
 
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