"Adi Badenhorst only makes 780 bottles of this old vine Cinsault, alas, sourced from a block planted in the 1960s. Racy and alluringly scented, with potpourri and rooibos tea aromas, goji berry and raspberry coulis flavours, subtle ginger spice and more structure than you think. 95 points, drink 2022-28." Tim Atkin MW. The name means 'ring wall', in reference to the walled vineyard, or 'clos' as it would be called in France.
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!