Gorgeous blackberry and apple compote, 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 and bracken, with more of that lovely peppery character. It's juicy and nimble, but certainly not short on flavour. Shiraz brings spice and perfume, Cinsault provides both suppleness for drinking young and for ageing, and Grenache brings beautiful aromas and mid palate grip.
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!