2007 A. A. Badenhorst Family Red Blend

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2007 A. A. Badenhorst Family Red Blend

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
A blend of 70% Shiraz (not 80% as stated on the label) with 10% Mourvedre 7% Cinsault and 3% Grenache the sublime 2007 Family Red Blend has a very natural beautifully defined bouquet of dark berries a dash of white pepper... A blend of 70% Shiraz (not 80% as stated on the label) with 10% Mourvedre 7% Cinsault and 3% Grenache the sublime 2007 Family Red Blend has a very natural beautifully defined bouquet of dark berries a dash of white pepper and garrigue that you would swear comes from some rocky outcrop in the Rhone. The palate has really coalesced since I tasted the 2007 in its youth: very fine tannins wonderful balance and freshness with great tension. There are dark berries tertiary notes white pepper fennel and a slight salty tang on the mid-palate that leads to a very focused finish. It will age over 8-10 years with ease. Drink now-2020. Adi Badenhorst is a name to drop when it comes to the future of South African wine. Along with Eben Sadie he has been at the forefront of putting Swartland on the map. On the surface he has a devil-may-care attitude but underneath is a gifted winemaker who now suffuses his wines with that all-important ingredient. Personality. His winery located in Paardeberg might look a bit cobbled together but the wines that he vinifies from his 28-hectares of bush vine are individual and uncompromising-and delicious. -Neal Martin
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2010
A broad mouthfilling style featuring a juicy core of fig blackberry and melted licorice notes backed by fresh acidity and a bright floral hint. White pepper and sanguine notes chime in on the polished lengthy finish... A broad mouthfilling style featuring a juicy core of fig blackberry and melted licorice notes backed by fresh acidity and a bright floral hint. White pepper and sanguine notes chime in on the polished lengthy finish. Shows excellent range; should flesh out with cellaring. Shiraz Mourvèdre Cinsault and Grenache. Drink now through 2012. 830 cases made.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2011
Bright deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of blackberry raspberry pepper black olive and game. Supple lush and broad but with a light touch and a restrained sweetness to the flavors of raspberry and smoke. Fine-grained... Bright deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of blackberry raspberry pepper black olive and game. Supple lush and broad but with a light touch and a restrained sweetness to the flavors of raspberry and smoke. Fine-grained classically dry wine with lovely tension and subtle spice character. Spreads out nicely on the supple back end. A bit Cote-Rotie-like.
JJB 90
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, November 2011
Blend of 70% Shiraz 10% Mourvedre 7% Cinsault and 3% Grenache. Garnet-black in color at the core with a thin pink rim. The complex and intriguing bouquet emphasizes darker fruits and spices along with attractive aromas of... Blend of 70% Shiraz 10% Mourvedre 7% Cinsault and 3% Grenache. Garnet-black in color at the core with a thin pink rim. The complex and intriguing bouquet emphasizes darker fruits and spices along with attractive aromas of smoke graphite and fresh coffee grounds complement concentrated notes of black cherry and cassis. Medium-full in body the flavors are refreshing and vibrant with just the right amount of acidity to enliven the finish. An ever-evolving wine with soft and savory tannins the lightly tangy finish lingers nicely.