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2006 A.A. Badenhorst Red Wine Swartland
Producer: A.A. Badenhorst
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Rhone Blend
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa
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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2009
(92% shiraz, 5% mourvedre and 2% cinsault) Full, saturated medium ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille, violet and menthol, lifted by exotic flowers; slightly porty but fresh. Then dense, primal and penetrating, with a crushed berry character complicated by exotic flowers. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins that spread over the palate. Very dry and pure wine, showing limited flesh today; reminded me of a hypothetical blend of northern Rhone and Priorato. This infant needs time in bottle to stretch out and put on weight.