Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

Sold for

R 5 863
Lot 470
AA Badenhorst; Raaigras Grenache; 2015; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 4 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 5 863

About this Item

Raaigras Grenache, 2015
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Considered among the new age icons responsible for the Swartland’s success, and a driving force behind the Swartland Revolution, Adi Badenhorst was one of the first to really believe in the area and purchased Kalmoesfontein back in 2008 with his cousin Hein. Winemaking runs in the family with Adi following in his grandfather’s footsteps, general manager of Groot Constantia, and having been involved in winemaking from the young age of 13 with impressive addresses like Rustenberg and Chateau Angelus among his resumé. Adi Badenhorst focuses on old bush vines planted in the 50’s and 60’s.

Critics Ratings

‘Made with what Adi Badenhorst says is the oldest Grenache grapes in the Cape (planted in 1950), this is the second release of this delicious varietal red. Old oak, 30% whole bunches and gentle handling have produced a complex, stylish, wild berry-like red with notes of clove spice and wild herbs and a mineral core. Drink: 2016-22.’ - Tim Atkin, SA Special Report 2016, 95/100

‘Enticing, with a mix of gently mulled blood orange, bitter cherry and pomegranate flavors offset by shiso leaf, iron and rosemary notes. Has dusty tannins along the edges and fresh, almost perky acidity through the middle. Should knit nicely with modest cellaring and then provide a stylish drink. Best from 2018 through 2024. 200 cases made.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 92/100 (Feb 2018)

‘Fine and delicate 2015 wraps the soft red cherry and strawberry fruit up in surprisingly firm tannins with a spicy, peppery backbone. Commendably modest alcohol (±13%) but enough structure and character to improve.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2017, 4*

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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