Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2013

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

Price: $16.99
Item No. 127541
  • WS89
  • RP88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

South African Chenin Blanc is unfortunately often overcropped, resulting in wines that are pleasant, but don't have much character. Not so with this delicious Chenin from A.A. Badenhorst. They kept the gulpability, but the aromas of pear and honeysuckle are textbook Chenin. Its flavors sit somewhere between the refreshing citrus of Sauvignon Blanc and the roundness of Chardonnay, making it the perfect everyday white.

Critical Acclaim

"This bounces along, delivering a range of yellow apple, green melon, pear, chamomile and salted butter notes that all take turns strutting their stuff. Fresh and engaging through the finish. Drink now. 12,000 cases made."
89 Points

"The 2013 Secateurs Chenin Blanc, which comes from bush vines planted on granite slopes, has a pleasant, simple bouquet with dried lemon peel, a touch of marzipan and lime flower that is well-defined. The palate is well-balanced with a slight viscosity on the opening, but the feisty acidity then kicks in and lends the middle and finish satisfying tension and vibrancy. There is a pleasant bitter lemon twist on the aftertaste that drags you back for another sip. Great value - as always. Drink now. "
88 Points

Learn 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...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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