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AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2016

Country: South africa
Region: Swartland
Type: White
Producer: Badenhorst
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2016

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On the nose - what fun! Bright and juicy, bursting with pineapple, saturn peaches, ripe apples and a squeeze of lime. There is a soft oaty texture, with some clean, earthy notes, a hint of mint stem, orange blossom and peach tang The finish is long, fulfilling and ripe. 13% - drink from as soon as we deliver – 4 years.

Tasting Notes

Adi is such a lively character on the wine scene that words and phrases such as "maverick" or "rockstar of wine" are thrown around frequently. When you first meet him, or read an interview, you get the impression of a laissez-faire winemaker. He is someone who has proudly declared to the international press that what he most likes about wine is that "it quenches your thirst." When asked how he goes about making the wine, his normal answer is something along the lines of "man, we dump it all in the tank and it just does the job itself." Perhaps there is some truth to these claims, as Adi prides himself on letting the high quality fruit shine through, and practicing minimal intervention winemaking. He aims for doing things in the most traditional way, steering clear of fads or fashionable techniques. At the same time though, he is a man who is highly conscientious and passionate about working with ancient and fascinating varietals, conservation and the land he works in. We are truly honoured to work with and enjoy his wines. We hope you will feel the same.

Press Note:

Neal Martin: "The 2016 Secateurs Chenin Blanc has a light beeswax and honeysuckle-scented bouquet that opens gradually with aeration. The palate is balanced but simple, with light crisp orange rind and mandarin notes, a dash of lemongrass towards the finish, although it just cuts away a little swiftly. Nevertheless, it still represents good value."

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