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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2012
Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2012
(search item no. 122501)
screw cap wine
has fluid
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The first Secateurs Chenin Blanc bottled under the Badenhorst Family Wines range was in 2009 and was the start of a life long affair with this most wonderful grape. The 2011 spent time on its lees in concrete tanks and this important part of the maturation of the wine shows in the incredible texture and palate weight of this wine. The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes.
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About Badenhorst:

AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28 hectares of old bushvines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain.

The property is owned by the dynamic and good-looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst. They are originally from Constantia. Their grandfather was the farm manager of Groot Constantia for 46 years. Their fathers were born there and farmed together in Constantia, during the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes, drank Cinsault and there were a lot less traffic lights and hippies still had a presence. Together these two have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930s to make natural wines in the traditional manner.