Badenhorst Secateurs 2012 Red Blend
56% Shiraz, 22% Cinsault, 21% Grenache, 1% Tinta Barocca | Alc: 13.32% – Earthy and Spicy
Paardeberg, Swartland, South Africa
Badenhorst 2016 Secateurs Red Blend – We are very happy with the quality of this wine and expect it to develop wonderfully over the next couple of years.
The hefty Cinsault component will ensure excellent aging and enough suppleness for drinking young. The wine has perfumed, peppery, spicy, smokey aromas, with ripe red fruit notes. The palate is supple and smooth on the entry but with enough grip and freshness to finish dry and refreshing.
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!
“One of those wines that you often find yourself plumping for if it’s on a wine list, this old wood-aged cuvée of Shiraz with Cinsault and Grenache is a triumph of the blender’s art. Spicy and aromatic, with bright, crunchy raspberry and red cherry fruit and a nip of tannin. 2019-23.” 91 Pts – Tim Atkin
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