A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines Red 2012

Brooding.

Brooding.

While the 2011 vintage of Badenhorst Family Wines Red is a wine which gives pleasure from the get-go, the 2012 appears more demanding of some bottle maturation (Wine Cellar price: R265 a bottle).

A blend of 75% Shiraz, 12% Cinsaut, 7% Tinta Barocca, 3% Grenache and 3% Mourvèdre, the wine underwent spontaneous fermentation in closed concrete tanks and was left on the skins for six months before being pressed into old-large format casks for 16 months of maturation.

The aromatics are gorgeous: red and black fruit plus that typical Swartland earthiness initially but then more lifted notes of flowers, dried herbs, pepper and spice.

The palate, meanwhile, is intensely flavoured with fresh acidity and firm, rather grippy tannins. It’s not entirely without fleshiness but generally it comes across as quite stern at this stage. Time will tell which was the more accomplished vintage…

Score: 92/100.

 

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