AA Badenhorst, Sk'windjiesvlei Tinta Barocca 750ml 2017

South Africa, Swartland
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R515
Sk'windjiesvlei Tinta Barocca is available to buy in increments of 1

Critic Score

94
TA

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AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28ha of old bushvines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain.

The property is owned by the dynamic and good looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst. They are originally from Constantia. Their grandfather was the farm manager of Groot Constantia for 46 years. Their fathers were born there and farmed together in Constantia, during the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes, drank Cinsault and there were a lot less traffic lights and hippies still had a presence. Together these two have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930′s to make natural wines in the traditional manner.

Tasting notes:
'With its high natural acidity and heat resistance, Tinta Barocca could have been made for the Swartland. This maiden release is structured, firm and sappy, with bramble and tar-like notes that are reminiscent of Nebbiolo. 2020-28.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 94/100

'The 2017 Sk’Windjiesvlei Tinta Barocca comes from a seven-hectare unpronounceable vineyard whose name means “gusty wind,” planted in 1962, when this Portuguese variety was becoming increasingly popular in the Capelands. It has a very pure blackberry and briar bouquet with hints of pressed iris and later, just a hint of canned prune. The palate is medium-bodied with black plum, blackberry and light white pepper notes, intriguingly almost Barolo-like in tannic structure, with gentle grip on the finish. Superb.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 92/100

More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Rating TA 94
Drink To Long-term cellar
Price R515.00
Producer AA Badenhorst
Region Swartland
Variety Tinta Barocca
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