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Scruffy-faced and ponytailed, Adi Badenhorst is one of the wine world's great characters. Formerly the winemaker at the renowned Stellenbosch estate Rustenberg, he comes from a family with a distinguished wine pedigree: his grandfather was the general manager at Groot Constantia for 46 years. In 2008 together with his cousin Hein he purchased a 60 acre farm which was in the middle of nowhere and had been abandoned since the 1930's. The idea was to make natural wines in the traditional manner,...
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The 2013 Secateurs red is a lovely blend of 83% Shiraz with 10% Grenache and 7% Cinsault, which comes from old un-irrigated mountain bushvines grown on a variety of granite soils that are naturally low yielding. This opens to aromas of raspberries and brambly notes woven together with white pepper, spices and underbrush all taking shape in the glass. This possesses a gorgeous medium weight texture with lovely acidity and freshness to the core of sweet ripe fruit. The finish is bright and lingers on.See detailed press review