A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

The Curator Red Blend

8.528 ratings
8.32 pro ratings
Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache, Tinta Barroca, Carignan
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
Esteban Leavell

Let it open up. Smooth easy drinking not too fruit forward. Good with pizza.

Let it open up. Smooth easy drinking not too fruit forward. Good with pizza.

3 people found it helpfulDec 16th, 2016
Shay A
8.4

South African wine. Wasn't entirely worthy of rating the first day, but it opened up a fair amount on the second day. This is value AND food wine...without either one of those, it's not ideal. Bitter strawberries and sweet tarts.

South African wine. Wasn't entirely worthy of rating the first day, but it opened up a fair amount on the second day. This is value AND food wine...without either one of those, it's not ideal. Bitter strawberries and sweet tarts.

Oct 18th, 2016
Kyle Wilson

Good value. Much better after it breathes for a bit. Subtle strawberry notes...

Good value. Much better after it breathes for a bit. Subtle strawberry notes...

Aug 5th, 2017
Diana Stepner

Very tasty

Very tasty

Oct 15th, 2016
Dmitri

Lots of different things happening, changes over each sip and swallow make a journey

Lots of different things happening, changes over each sip and swallow make a journey

Jun 4th, 2016
Meeter B

Nice nose. Raspberry tones with nice tannin level. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Will pick it up again.

Nice nose. Raspberry tones with nice tannin level. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Will pick it up again.

May 10th, 2016
K U
8.5

For being a South African wine I'm super surprised it's not crazy over baked and jammy. Maybe that's just a bias but it was lighter on the tropical Shiraz side, and pretty well blended, might be that because I don't know how much it was blended that I thought they actually did a pretty good job with this

For being a South African wine I'm super surprised it's not crazy over baked and jammy. Maybe that's just a bias but it was lighter on the tropical Shiraz side, and pretty well blended, might be that because I don't know how much it was blended that I thought they actually did a pretty good job with this

May 5th, 2016
Jean bedard

Too much wood.

Too much wood.

Apr 29th, 2016
Adam Aleksander

I don't care what it says, this wine is absolutely wonderful. Great with food, great alone. It's well balanced with good acidity and rich fruits.

I don't care what it says, this wine is absolutely wonderful. Great with food, great alone. It's well balanced with good acidity and rich fruits.

Apr 6th, 2016
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

8.2

Ronnie had this 3 years ago

Ronnie had this 3 years ago

Jul 31st, 2016