From the Cape's oldest Grenache vines, all 12 rows of it! 1952 planting. Gorgeous fruit on the nose hiding behind a hint of reduction – cranberries cooked with orange zest, red currants and strawberries, with just the right hint of greenness – think fresh moss and a gentle ferrous note. Tart acid frame and fine, mouth-coating tannins. The finish is cranberry spiked, with a hint of nutmeg and v long. No hurry to drink this at all.
We firmly believe that Adi Badenhorst is the most exciting winemaker in South Africa. He is also the most frustrating. His laid back, self-deprecating, playful manner keeps you guessing and makes you wonder whether he has any idea what he is actually doing, whether he just chucks some grapes into a vat and hopes for the best, but we know full well that there is a huge amount of expertise that goes on behind closed doors, when no one is around to witness his skill and diligence ...and spoil his reputation!