Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"This is the 9th vintage of Secateurs Red blend bottled under the Badenhorst Family Wines. 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, spicy 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 and freshness to finish dry and refreshing. In the mouth the texture and fineness of fruit tannin and drinkability of the wine is immediately evident."
92/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, September 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Earth and warm, earthy spice notes, dark cherries, brined black olives to sniff on. Flavours are soft, spicy, a mix of tart red berries and sooty tannins with licks of game meat and truffle savouriness in the mix. Love that supple texture. So inviting. Tannins a fine web building so softly. SO charming."