AA Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2018 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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AA Badenhorst Family Wines  Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2018 750ml
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AA Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2018

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750ml
$16.99
$14.44

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Category White Wine
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Region South Africa, Swartland
Brand AA Badenhorst Family Wines
Alcohol/vol 13.03%
The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes. It is is as deep and rich in flavor as its yellow hue predicts, moving from waxy apple flavors to mango, wildflower honey and tangerine. Bright acidity holds the flavors taut and firm.
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The 2018 Secateurs Chenin Blanc, which Adi described as "the most fun wine to make," comes from 28 different parcels, of which 17 are over 50 years old, on granite soils in the Paardeberg Mountains. It has a well defined bouquet of lemon curd and light white flower aromas. It is slightly viscous on the entry, very pure with fine acidity, and honeyed toward the finish, to the point where it could almost be a dessert wine (I could imagine this pairing wonderfully with a hard cheese ). Given the price point, this is brilliant Chenin Blanc and an outstanding value. [Readers should note that there are three bottlings of this wine - this is the main one.]

Neal Martin, August 2018
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Under stelvin closure, the 2018 Secateurs Chenin Blanc is a pale straw color and has a subtle and slightly muted nose that hints at apples, citrus and soft peaches. It's a value-driven wine that offers a cheap and cheerful expression. It is lively and correct for a medium-bodied wine. For a couple of bucks, it's good, and it is clear to see the commercial appeal. The wine was aged in old foudres and concrete tanks.

Anthony Mueller, October 31, 2019