A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

Secateurs Swartland Chenin Blanc

8.8205 ratings
8.949 pro ratings
Swartland, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc
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Top Notes For
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
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
Byron C Mayes

Bright straw gold. White pepper, hay, and quince on the nose. Dry quince and hay on the slightly spritzy palate. Medium plus acidity. Medium short, rustic finish. Ready for rustic fowl dishes or aromatic cheeses.

Bright straw gold. White pepper, hay, and quince on the nose. Dry quince and hay on the slightly spritzy palate. Medium plus acidity. Medium short, rustic finish. Ready for rustic fowl dishes or aromatic cheeses.

Jul 31st, 2016
Daron Watson

honey, almond butter, grilled orange w clove, peaches & apricots

honey, almond butter, grilled orange w clove, peaches & apricots

Sep 8th, 2015
Thomas Weber

Clams Part I. Soft, ripe and round.

Clams Part I. Soft, ripe and round.

Aug 9th, 2015
Ryan Sherman

Lil' Chenin with my women.

Lil' Chenin with my women.

Jul 19th, 2015
Jasmine Amussen

Weird! But I just quit smoking so I don't know anything. Round. Nutty aroma?? Pour it up.

Weird! But I just quit smoking so I don't know anything. Round. Nutty aroma?? Pour it up.

Jul 11th, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

8.9

Orange peel, Lychee and wet wool with lingering finish. Enjoyed it.

Orange peel, Lychee and wet wool with lingering finish. Enjoyed it.

Jun 28th, 2015