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A A Badenhorst Papegaai Cinsault 2017

 
Country: South africa
Region: Swartland
Type: Red
Producer: Badenhorst
Grape: Cinsault
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 14%

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Did you know that the collective noun for a group of parrots is a ‘pandemonium of parrots’? Worthy of inclusion as a Christmas cracker factlet, that one. Enjoy your own pandemonium of parrots by investing a case or two of Adi Badenhorst’s Papegaai (Afrikaans for ‘parrot’) Cinsault. The 2017 red uses the same high-quality fruit from selected old Swartland bushvines as the first vintage, but this one has a slightly deeper fruit profile thanks to a small proportion of Tinta Barocca - that Portuguese interloper on to the South African wine scene which the likes of Adi, Eben Sadie and Marelise Niemann use to such impressive effect. Joyous juice with more than a hint of Swartland swagger.


Tasting Notes

The Papegaai 2017 red uses the same super high-quality fruit from selected old Swartland bushvines, but this time it has a slightly darker, deeper fruit profile thanks to the addition of Tinta Barocca - that Portuguese interloper on to the South African wine scene which the likes of Adi (it's a component in his red blend and his rosé), Eben Sadie (his excellent varietal Tinta Barocca, Treinspoor) and Marelise Niemann use to such impressive effect. It's a delicious development of the Papegaai Red label which makes us more pleased with ourselves than ever that we broached the idea to Adi in the first place. It's as compellingly quaffable a South African red blend as you will find. Joyous juice with more than a hint of Swartland swagger.

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