BADENHORST FAMILY WINES A.A. BADENHORST RED 2012

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BADENHORST FAMILY WINES A.A. BADENHORST RED 2012 is available to buy in increments of 1
75% Shiraz, 12% Cinsault, 7% Tinta Barocca, 3% Grenache & 3% Mourvèdre
Winery notes (2012 Vintage)
"The 2012 AA Badenhorst is our 7th release of this appellation wine. The vineyards are getting better as our understanding of them grows and our relationships with the few growers. This vintage will be quite reserved in its youth but I expect it mature very well and grow into its potential. The tannins are prominent and well integrated and refreshing as a number of the parcels were picked quite early. The aromas are brooding but with complex notes of pepper, liquorice, 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 savoury and currant flavours."
92/100 Neil Martin, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (2012 Vintage)
"The 2012 Family Red Blend, which had just been bottled, has a warm and inviting bouquet of red plums, squashed ripe strawberries and faint touches of fennel. It is well defined and really starts to blossom with aeration. The palate is focused and more tightly wound than other vintages that I have tasted. There is a little more backbone here, more linear than I expected. Dusky red plum and cranberry, salted licorices, fennel and thyme all come together nicely, although I suspect that it will benefit from a couple of years in bottle. Another success for Adi Badenhorst, albeit in a more restrained style."
92/100 Vinous (2012 Vintage)
"(13.5% alcohol; mostly Shiraz, co-fermented with Cinsault, Grenache and Tinta Barroca; from the best granite vineyards in Paardeberg; Badenhorst doesn't press until July or August): Bright red-ruby. Deep aromas of cherry, redcurrant, smoked meat and leather, lifted by a pungent cranberry note. Rich and fine-grained, with harmonious acidity and powerful minerality giving a light touch and terrific precision to the middle palate. In a very savoury style and quite reserved today. Finishes hugely tannic, broad, classically dry and long, with enticing red fruit notes and terrific mineral lift. A very subtle, complex blend in a restrained style."​


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