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2006 A.A. Badenhorst Red Wine Swartland
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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 | International Wine Cellar , 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.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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About South Africa

South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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