The aromas are perfumed, peppery, spicey, smokey and exhibit ripe red fruit notes. The palate is supple, smooth on the entry but with enough grip and freshness to finish dry and refreshing. In the mouth the texture and fineness of fruit tannin and drinkability of the wine is immediately evident.
Wine and Spirits
90 Points - " Secateurs is Adi Badenhorst's blend of fruit from his family's old bush vines in Swartland, as well as from neighbors who also choose to dry-farm their old vines. In this vintage, it's 83 percent shiraz, along with Grenache and Cinsault, food-trod and fermented without added yeasts, then aged in a mix of old casks and concrete tanks. It's rustic, earthy and bright, with the kind of freshness and elasticity in the structure that makes a carefully grown, low-intervention wine so compelling."