With Shiraz leading the way in the 2021 Secateurs red, we have the most gorgeous blackberry and apple compote scented drop, with a tease of cinnamon and spice and good sprinkling of pepper. The palate is vivacious and sprightly, with a crunch of autumn leaves and hedgerow fruits, bracken and fruit cake too, with more of that lovely peppery character. It's juicy and nimble, but certainly not short on flavour. Back of the net!
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!