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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2011
Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2011
(search item no. 122500)
screw cap wine
has fluid
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is the 4th vintage of Secateurs Red blend bottled under the Badenhorst Family Wines. We are very happy with the quality of this wine and expect it to develop wonderfully over the next couple of years. The heafty Cinsault component will ensure excellent aging and enough suppleness for drinking young. As you know most of the great old wines of the Cape had a good dollop of Cinsault in them – called Hermitake in those days!

The aromas are perfumed, peppery, spicey, smokey 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.

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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.