A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

Secateurs Swartlandse Shiraz Blend

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

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

8.6

A touch metallic on the finish, but whooping dose of strawberry and smoke. #movingday

A touch metallic on the finish, but whooping dose of strawberry and smoke. #movingday

May 1st, 2017
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Delicious wines for less than $25 chosen by Vinous critics

9.0

This Rhône blend based on Shiraz and Cinsault from South Africa, makes a perfect low-cost introduction to the wines of Swartland. Aromas of raspberry, licorice, spices, black pepper and earth lead to a savory, creamy palate with terrific intensity and lift. Balanced to enjoy now or to hold. (ST)

This Rhône blend based on Shiraz and Cinsault from South Africa, makes a perfect low-cost introduction to the wines of Swartland. Aromas of raspberry, licorice, spices, black pepper and earth lead to a savory, creamy palate with terrific intensity and lift. Balanced to enjoy now or to hold. (ST)

Feb 15th, 2017
Ted Corvey

Very much a South African wines. Dusty black berry, plum, and tobacco. Solid week night red.

Very much a South African wines. Dusty black berry, plum, and tobacco. Solid week night red.

Feb 18th, 2018
MaJ CappS

Time for the doctor, and a bottle of wine.

Dusty plums.
Smooth and easy, Wet tobacco plum and fig jam, mild tannins, jolly rancher acids.

Time for the doctor, and a bottle of wine.

Dusty plums.
Smooth and easy, Wet tobacco plum and fig jam, mild tannins, jolly rancher acids.

Dec 27th, 2017
Filip Rokita

Yum. Nice body and gravitas, peppers, fruit....perfect with red meat.

Yum. Nice body and gravitas, peppers, fruit....perfect with red meat.

Nov 3rd, 2017
Will Fein

tannic and not very spicy

tannic and not very spicy

Oct 11th, 2017
Liz O'Neal

Loving South African Chenin Blanc right now. Delightful find

Loving South African Chenin Blanc right now. Delightful find

Sep 21st, 2017
DCH
8.9

Not bad. Boisterous.

Not bad. Boisterous.

Aug 4th, 2017
Aaron Tan

Plummy, spicy, pretty tasty

Plummy, spicy, pretty tasty

Apr 22nd, 2017
Georgina McDonald

Beauty! Fresh, toasty bread and strawberry jam on the nose with plums, a little cinnamon and light smoke on the palate. Finishes with good tannins for a young wine and settles on the roof of your mouth - slightly drier than expected. Very excited to find such a gem from South Africa with an incredible blend of 56% Shiraz, 27% Cinsault, 6% Grenache, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Tinta Barocca, 2% Pinotage, 1% Mourvèdre, and 1% Carignan. Eight grape types and orchestrated so perfectly.

Beauty! Fresh, toasty bread and strawberry jam on the nose with plums, a little cinnamon and light smoke on the palate. Finishes with good tannins for a young wine and settles on the roof of your mouth - slightly drier than expected. Very excited to find such a gem from South Africa with an incredible blend of 56% Shiraz, 27% Cinsault, 6% Grenache, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Tinta Barocca, 2% Pinotage, 1% Mourvèdre, and 1% Carignan. Eight grape types and orchestrated so perfectly.

Mar 16th, 2017