Red Wine by Badenhorst from South Africa. The 2015 AA Badenhorst is the 10th release of this appellation wine. The vineyards are getting better as the winery’s understanding of them grows. This vintage will be quite reserved in its youth but should mature very well and grow into its potential. The tannins are prominent and well-intergrated and refreshing as a number of the parcels were picked quite early. The aromas are brooding, but with complex notes of pepper, licorice, perfume and black cherries. The palate entry is quite dense with lavender and dark berry fruit. The finish is dry with well-spread tannins ending with savory and currant flavors.