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2011 A.A. Badenhorst CWG Shatoe Ramnasgras Cinsault Swartland
Producer: A.A. Badenhorst
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: other red varietal
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa
89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September 2012
(aged in a third-fill 500-liter cask): Moderately saturated pale-medium red. Delicate, captivating aromas of rose petal, lavender, smoke and high-toned pepper; a darker element of cherry syrup emerged with extended aeration. Supple and fine-grained, with lovely floral perfume to the flavors of cherry, smoke and pepper. Finishes with a dusty edge and a repeating peppery nuance. This very dry, floral, idiosyncratic cinsault could pass for a Languedoc wine, but I wanted just a bit more texture and flavor intensity. Winemaker: Adi Badenhorst.