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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Badenhorst Red Blend 2008
Badenhorst Red Blend 2008
(search item no. 121321)
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PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 AA Badenhorst is the 3rd vintage is a very satisfying release of a wine of this quality following the complex 2007 that has received such critical acclaim. The wine has the potential to age very gracefully for the next decade or so. The aromas are brooding with complex notes of pepper, licorice, perfume and black cherries. The palate entry is quite dense with lavender and dark berry fruit. The finish is dry with well spread tannins ending with savory and currant flavours. The aromas are slightly more forward than the 2007 which will result in immediate gratification for some, as if this is necessary!
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About Badenhorst:

AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28 hectares 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.