A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

Secateurs Swartland Chenin Blanc

8.8580 ratings
8.9113 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
Jordan Wardlaw

Some of the best damn Chenin on the market for the $. This vintage shows an intriguing tension between floral expression and herbal intensity.

Some of the best damn Chenin on the market for the $. This vintage shows an intriguing tension between floral expression and herbal intensity.

Jan 25th, 2019
Ellen Clifford

Part two of my S African samples of Chenin tasting. Damn. They all have this herb-mineral-underlying-current-of-serious that underlies a tropical nature. I don’t get the honey of the Loire which is good as the acid is lower but I do get...a complexity I’ve yet to wrap my brain around but am happy to keep trying.

Part two of my S African samples of Chenin tasting. Damn. They all have this herb-mineral-underlying-current-of-serious that underlies a tropical nature. I don’t get the honey of the Loire which is good as the acid is lower but I do get...a complexity I’ve yet to wrap my brain around but am happy to keep trying.

Jan 9th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Light and refreshing, uncomplicated

Light and refreshing, uncomplicated

Dec 6th, 2018
Douglas Braun

Really interesting to try this with Kloof Street both from The W.O. Swartland - this was a little nicer than the Kloof Street - little more fruit melon honey spice

Really interesting to try this with Kloof Street both from The W.O. Swartland - this was a little nicer than the Kloof Street - little more fruit melon honey spice

Oct 10th, 2018
Meg Herring

Very ripe yellow apples, some baking spice. Floral and waxy.

Very ripe yellow apples, some baking spice. Floral and waxy.

Aug 12th, 2018
Jeff D
8.9

Best $12 wine ever?

Best $12 wine ever?

Jun 2nd, 2018
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
Beau Carson

Delicious wine. Hazelnuts, almonds, honeycomb, and nectarines.

Delicious wine. Hazelnuts, almonds, honeycomb, and nectarines.

Jul 30th, 2017