“I have not made a secret of my love for the wines of Adi Badenhorst, especially his Secateurs chenin blanc, which I have reviewed here for several vintages and regard as a perennial “great value” at about $15. When I...
92 points Wine Spectator
"Features alluring fresh espresso and smoldering juniper notes out front, followed by a rich, polished core of cassis and blackberry fruit, with a serious spine of licorice root and a long tarry edge to the finish. This still...
94 James Suckling
"A really stylish white with white stones, dried apricots, white blossoms, lemon curd, jasmine and caramelized citrus peel. Medium to full body, some really nice phenolic texture, very zesty acidity and an pinpoint finish...
90 points Wine Enthusiast
"This Pinotage-based blend, with 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot, is fruit-loaded right from the start. A smoky overlay sits atop the core of ripe blackberry, plum and boysenberry fruit. The fruity richness dominates the...
Previous Vintage Review
"Vines from three blocks, all over 40 years of age. Far from simple. Nose recalls of tobacco leaves! Very juicy, fluid and appetising. Bone dry and sophisticated. 17+/20 points. GV"
17 points Jancis Robinson
"Edgy, earthy, fragrant and rubbery - very distinctive and vibrant. 17/20 points. (RH)" (9/2016)
"From a widely-admired private estate. Lovely texture and star-bright fruit and freshness. At the reduced price an absolute steal. Run, don't walk to take advantage of this offer. 16/20 points." (11/2017)
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