A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

Secateurs Red Rhône Blend

8.7309 ratings
8.849 pro ratings
Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvedre, Grenache
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Turkey, Veal, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Victor Charcan

Great fruit, ob the dark side, with raspberries, liquorice, spices, blackberries. Easy tannins, good body and length. Much enjoyed

Great fruit, ob the dark side, with raspberries, liquorice, spices, blackberries. Easy tannins, good body and length. Much enjoyed

Nov 23rd, 2017
Adam K.

After a little time in the glass, the 2012 is going strong right now. A not-too-jammy nose mirrors the palate, and this is straight-up gulpable juice. Fynbos-y, fruity, and a bonkers value at $11 at the PA state store in Sewickley. Hurry, they don't have many left!

After a little time in the glass, the 2012 is going strong right now. A not-too-jammy nose mirrors the palate, and this is straight-up gulpable juice. Fynbos-y, fruity, and a bonkers value at $11 at the PA state store in Sewickley. Hurry, they don't have many left!

Nov 4th, 2017
Christian Baeppler

2012 A.A. Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Swartland South Africa. Mainly Shiraz and Cinsault, cleverly blended with a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Mourvèdre grown on granite soil near Malmsbury. Suave texture, Cinsault adds most convincing feature, it's suppleness. Liqueur like red currant and strawberry aromas, with mineral undertones. Fresh finish. Worth seeking out, good value for money!!

2012 A.A. Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Swartland South Africa. Mainly Shiraz and Cinsault, cleverly blended with a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Mourvèdre grown on granite soil near Malmsbury. Suave texture, Cinsault adds most convincing feature, it's suppleness. Liqueur like red currant and strawberry aromas, with mineral undertones. Fresh finish. Worth seeking out, good value for money!!

6 people found it helpfulMay 21st, 2014
Delectable Featured Wine

Credit goes to Jancis Robinson for introducing us to this fantastic steal of a Rhone-esque red field blend from South Africa's Swartland. Medium weight with endless layers of wild berries, #pepper, dried #herbs, earth and fine tannins for great food (or without!) versatility.

Credit goes to Jancis Robinson for introducing us to this fantastic steal of a Rhone-esque red field blend from South Africa's Swartland. Medium weight with endless layers of wild berries, #pepper, dried #herbs, earth and fine tannins for great food (or without!) versatility.

4 people found it helpfulJan 21st, 2015
Grayson Hartley

Winemaker David Girard Vineyards

9.0

Such an easy call

Such an easy call

3 people found it helpfulOct 19th, 2014
Amie Hendrickson

#texsomiwa gold medal winner

#texsomiwa gold medal winner

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2016
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

8.4

Thin and hot, would have lost all bets with ABV only coming in at 13.5%.

Thin and hot, would have lost all bets with ABV only coming in at 13.5%.

Dec 18th, 2016
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.5

Capa y densidad media alta, granate y ribete violeta. En nariz buena potencia, fruta roja madura, notas balsámicas, ahumado ligero. En boca buena entrada, paso con buen secante, ligero, el final se queda un poco corto.

Capa y densidad media alta, granate y ribete violeta. En nariz buena potencia, fruta roja madura, notas balsámicas, ahumado ligero. En boca buena entrada, paso con buen secante, ligero, el final se queda un poco corto.

Apr 2nd, 2016
Adam K.

The 2010 is, right now, drinking really nicely. Feels more Syrah than Shiraz in style, and the balance of the blend is where it should be. Quite a value for the price.

The 2010 is, right now, drinking really nicely. Feels more Syrah than Shiraz in style, and the balance of the blend is where it should be. Quite a value for the price.

Dec 13th, 2015
Stephen Bonner

Medium-bodied and smooth with layers of red plum, red cherry, hints of smoke, liquorice, Asian spice mix, and black pepper. Great value.

Medium-bodied and smooth with layers of red plum, red cherry, hints of smoke, liquorice, Asian spice mix, and black pepper. Great value.

Dec 4th, 2015