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Badenhorst Family Wines A.A. Badenhorst Red 750ml 2011
Sku: 1875630
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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Grape Varietal: Red Rhone Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $20.99
On Sale $18.69
Buy Badenhorst Family Wines A.A. Badenhorst Red
Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2011 Family Red Blend has a deep garnet color. The nose is very vibrant with gorgeous boysenberry, cranberry and cassis fruit interlaced with Provencal herbs and hints of white fennel that emerge with 5-10 minutes aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. There is an abiding sense of symmetry and focus within the 2011, perhaps a little more linearity and structure compared to recent vintages. It fantails with blackberry, white pepper, cloves, fennel and a good dollop of garrigue. Excellent. Drink now-2018. (Oct 2013)

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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 1930’s to make natural wines in the traditional manner.


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