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A A Badenhorst - Caperitif NV (750ml)

Price: $34.95

Producer A A Badenhorst
Country South Africa
Region Cape of South Africa
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Sku 100086
Size 750ml
ABV 13.00%

A A Badenhorst Description

This magnificent Grand Quinquina is flavored with cinchona bark and 35 ingredients sourced from the Cape of South Africa. The Badenhorst family starts with Chenin Blanc fortified with grape spirit, lightly sweetened with sugar of the same grapes, then adds bitter notes with bark from the cinchona tree and flavors of rare Cape botanicals like fynbos, kalmoes, and naartjies. This revival of the famous aperitif wine from centuries past is now upon us with this collaboration between Adi Badenhorst and Danish bar master Lars Lyndgaard. The resulting product is an ever evolving vintage-driven offering to rival the world's finest aperitif wines. It should be considered one of the world's great aromatized wines.

Vinous: 94 Points

94 points Vinous

 Copper-orange color. Knockout, endlessly complex perfume of orange blossom, cinnamon Red Hots, clove, ginger and mint. A silky, umami-like texture is utterly seamless and smooth. Hints of griotte cherry, orange zest, fynbos and tree bark are lifted by a strong spicy character. Wonderfully complex, moderately sweet and long, with a finishing note of bitter orange giving the finish a drier quality and great refreshment value. I bet you can't drink just one glass. In partnership with Danish mixologist Lars-Erik Schmidt, Adi Badenhorst reinvented an old South African product that disappeared in about 1910. Serve it on its own over ice with a slice of lemon, or with club soda. It's also remarkably versatile in cocktails. (ST)   (5/2017)

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

 Attention, fans of cocktail history: this “lost ingredient” seen in many Golden Age cocktail recipes is now available in the U.S. Look for a tawny hue and bracing scent that suggests bitter orange or grapefruit peel. The flavor is bitter at the outset, rounding to oxidized notes of dried fig and dried apricot and finishing with drying bitter orange. Note: this is a quinquina—a type of aperitif wine, typically made with chichona bark (which contains quinine) for bitterness—not a vermouth. Mix it for a taste of the past (try an Oom Paul: equal parts Caperitif and Calvados, plus a dash of Angostura bitters). (KN)   (3/2018)

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