AA Badenhorst Family Wines Raaigras Grenache 2019
|South Africa, Swartland
|AA Badenhorst Family Wines
The 2019 Raaigras, pure Grenache including 15% stems, has a vibrant bouquet of red cherry and strawberry scents, demonstrating a little more presence than Badenhorst's other reds. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, crisp red berry fruit and a liberal sprinkling of white pepper. The whole bunch addition lends more presence and density compared to other cuvees from Badenhorst, and there is superb length. The standout this year.
This round, medium- to full-bodied red is fine and silky on the palate, offering an expressive range of pureed raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, with aromatic violet and sandalwood notes. A streak of spicy mineral spins out on the lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2029.