2014 A.A. Badenhorst "Ramnasgras" Old Vine Cinsault Swartland

SKU #1252224 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Ramnasgras Cinsault comes from a vineyard planted in 1956 and it's a superb take on the variety by winemaker Adi Badenhorst. It has an almost Pinot Noir-like purity on the nose with wonderful definition and lift - Morello cherry, shortcake, a touch of orange zest and cola. The palate is very well balanced with harmonious, refined red berry fruit. The acidity keeps this tensile from start to finish and whilst the variety means that it just lacks the substance and weight on the finish that you might yearn, it remains a bottle that you will finish to the final drop. (NM)  (9/2015)

K&L Notes

Produced only in top vintages from the oldest parcel of Cinsault on the farm planted in 1956. A stunning wine; very lifted, elegant style with a complex combination of savory, earthy aromas / flavors with cran-cherry and rose petal notes; hard ground spice, fynbos, and granite. Amazingly powerful for a light-Medium bodied wine of only 12.5% alcohol. The quality and pedigree of these old vines shining through beyond all else. Fantastic! (Ryan Woodhouse, K&L S. African wine buyer)

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