Secateurs (A.A. Badenhorst), Shiraz, Swartland, South Africa 2019
52% Shiraz (Syrah), 25% Cinsault, 11% Grenache, 11% Touriga Nacional, 1% Tinta Barocca
The hefty Cinsault component will ensure excellent aging and enough suppleness for drinking young. Most of the great old wines of the Cape had a good dollop of Cinsault in them.
The aromas are perfumed, peppery, spicy and exhibit ripe red fruit notes. The palate texture of this style of wine is supple, smooth on the entry but with enough grip and freshness to finish dry and refreshing. The texture and fineness of fruit tannin and drinkability of the wine is immediately evident.
Country: South Africa