A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

Secateurs Swartland Chenin Blanc

8.8555 ratings
8.999 pro ratings
Swartland, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Maggie Harrison

wax, honeycomb, under ripe pineapple right off the bat on the nose. I am intrigued. light to medium weight, ripe white peach. citrus and melon. Hinting at tangerine. Honey. cantaloupe rind. Very complex on flavor. overall soft in texture and acid. It’s not snappy but it’s far from slack. I’m sure this will develop.

wax, honeycomb, under ripe pineapple right off the bat on the nose. I am intrigued. light to medium weight, ripe white peach. citrus and melon. Hinting at tangerine. Honey. cantaloupe rind. Very complex on flavor. overall soft in texture and acid. It’s not snappy but it’s far from slack. I’m sure this will develop.

Jan 6th, 2018
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Always on point. And a great buy.

Always on point. And a great buy.

Dec 10th, 2017
Amy Rehagen

Body of a Chardonnay, dry, lush, lemon, petrol, spun sugar. Definitely different than most chenin blancs I’ve had. Pleasing for how simple it is.

Body of a Chardonnay, dry, lush, lemon, petrol, spun sugar. Definitely different than most chenin blancs I’ve had. Pleasing for how simple it is.

Oct 27th, 2017
Joanne Frette

A wine for fall, with ripe golden apples, creamy plump hazelnuts touched with vanilla. Heady honeysuckle sweetness and barley sugar give way to a note of dry hay on the nose. The nose continues to the palate which is complemented by a rich, luscious texture. The acidity is in beautiful harmony and a delicate, dry mineral quality prevails despite the suggestion of sweetness hinted at on the nose. The finish is deliciously long and rich. Perfect drinking and savoring on its own or paired with oven roasted chicken and squash.

A wine for fall, with ripe golden apples, creamy plump hazelnuts touched with vanilla. Heady honeysuckle sweetness and barley sugar give way to a note of dry hay on the nose. The nose continues to the palate which is complemented by a rich, luscious texture. The acidity is in beautiful harmony and a delicate, dry mineral quality prevails despite the suggestion of sweetness hinted at on the nose. The finish is deliciously long and rich. Perfect drinking and savoring on its own or paired with oven roasted chicken and squash.

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2016
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Nice - richer than most SA Chenin's at this price. They (SA) must have huge tracks of Chenin or 'Steen' to be relegated to such bargain prices for such a beguiling variety.

Nice - richer than most SA Chenin's at this price. They (SA) must have huge tracks of Chenin or 'Steen' to be relegated to such bargain prices for such a beguiling variety.

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.7

Good melon and leeche notes.

Good melon and leeche notes.

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.8

Honey and melon. Slightly sticky on the palate but well intergrated.

Honey and melon. Slightly sticky on the palate but well intergrated.

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2014
Jo Florradikal

more petrol notes, stone fruits, burn sugar, caramel, orange peel, slightly hot, but overall very enjoyable wine #chenninblanc #southafricanwine

more petrol notes, stone fruits, burn sugar, caramel, orange peel, slightly hot, but overall very enjoyable wine #chenninblanc #southafricanwine

Jun 27th, 2017
Eric Urbani

Really liked it

Really liked it

Jun 26th, 2017
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.9

Dry. Bright. Apple, spiced tangerine, with a bit of earthy musk. Paired well with Parmesan scallops.

Dry. Bright. Apple, spiced tangerine, with a bit of earthy musk. Paired well with Parmesan scallops.

Mar 30th, 2017