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A A Badenhorst Raaigras Grenache 2016

 
Country: South africa
Region: Swartland
Type: Red
Producer: Badenhorst
Grape: Grenache
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 12.5%

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From the oldest Grenache vineyard in South Africa which has only 12 rows of vines! It has floating aromas of wild strawberries, lavender and rose petals. A hint of supple leather and dried cranberries and bracken - on the nose its all about the perfume than the weight. The palate is very polished and weightless with cool mineral undertones, cloves and wild herbs. The finish is long and silky. A tip top old vine Grenache!


Press Note:

Planted in 1951 and with only 1646 vines this is a rare and special wine indeed. And, just yesterday the 2016 vintage got a whopping 95 points from Tim Atkin! Badenhorst blog - September 2017 Nancy Gilchrist MW, 94 points: "Made from (purportedly) the oldest (64 years) Grenache vines in South Africa. Ethereal and complex aromas of summer, old books and a touch of leather. Surprisingly silky, with a little clove spice. Drink 2017-2024" "From a 1950 vineyard. Cranberry, wild strawberry, fresh herbs and a hint of reduction on the nose. Relatively light with fresh acidity and powdery tannins – a lovely vinosity about it. 94/100" - winemag.co.za "Raaigras Grenache 2016 has a refined and subtle perfume charm. There’s uncompromising but not too stony dryness (though chalky, perhaps), with great tannic power shaping the fresh, light elegance. Plenty of future here, I’d guess." Tim James, www.grape.co.za

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