Badenhorst Secateurs 2012 Red Blend
64% Shiraz, 26% Cinsault, 6% Grenache, 2% Mourvedre, 2% Pinotage | Alc: 14.5% – Earthy and Spicy
Paardeberg, Swartland, South Africa
This is the 5th 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 hefty Cinsault component will ensure excellent ageing 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.
“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.” 90 Pts – The Wine Advocate
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