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A.A. Badenhorst Curator Western Cape 2016

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A.A. Badenhorst Curator Western Cape 2016 – $12,65. Badenhorst Strikes Again.

I’m getting pretty fricking tired of being so impressed by Adi Badenhorst’s wines. Seriously, this guy really seems to have the Midas touch in regards to what he produces, and it doesn’t seem to matter whether he’s making 12$ or 100$ wine. What we have here is a cool red blend that quickly reveals its South African origins with big notes of red fruit like baked cherries and crushed raspberry before moving on to something a little more herbal and spicy. On the palate, the same flavors are supported by a very well preserved acidity and well-balanced tannins that give enough structure without tearing your palate in half. Yeah yeah, the finish is a little short and the wine does not have the depth nor complexity of Adi’s Secateurs line which retails for an extra $7, but the fact that a wine of this quality sells for $12 is nothing flat out of a game changer. Once again a B4B that kinda defies my understanding. I just might have to buy a case of this.

SAQ Link: A.A. Badenhorst Curator Western Cape 2016 – 12,65$. 

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