2015 A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Rosé

SKU #1216571 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Secateurs Rosé is a blend of 50% Cinsault, 48% Shiraz, and a pinch of Grenache and Carignan. It has a heady, very perfumed vanilla-tinged nose that reminds me of the strawberry macaroons I buy from Merignac airport when I leave Bordeaux (they are delicious incidentally). The palate is more reserved than the nose suggests with crisp acidity and impressive weight. The wine is still a generous and flavor-packed Rosé that retains control and delineation right to the finish. This is an excellent Rosé from Adi Badenhorst. (NM)  (11/2015)

Wine Spectator

 A pretty rosé, with light bergamot, blood orange and strawberry core notes laced with an echo of mint. Web-Only 2016 (JM)

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Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/18/2016 | Send Email
Juicy, tart berry fruits, Herbes de Provence, a soft, creamy texture and dry finish. A fantastically pure and “slurpable” rosé!

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- Now that it has adopted a multi-racial attitude, and now that the world has embraced its government and its exports, South Africa has become a major wine producer. Unfortunately, South Africa has had a difficult time joining the ranks of competitive winemaking countries. During the anti-apartheid sanctions in the 1980s, South African wine was dealt the huge blow when it was removed from the international market, and for political reasons it was quite difficult for wine producers to market wine to the black majority. Things are finally looking up for the wine industry here, and quality has never been higher. South Africa produces a grape cloned from Pinot Noir and Cinsault, called Pinotage, which is the country's unique varietal. Chenin Blanc (known as Steen) makes up one-third of its vines. Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are becoming increasingly popular as are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5