A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

Secateurs Swartland Chenin Blanc

8.958 ratings
8.815 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
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
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
Nate Axline

Give it just a bit of time and not too chilled

Give it just a bit of time and not too chilled

Mar 26th, 2017
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.2

Oro pajizo, en nariz fondo un poco sucio, piña, espárrago blanco y melocotón. En boca flojito, corto y no muy agradable, peor q el 14.

Oro pajizo, en nariz fondo un poco sucio, piña, espárrago blanco y melocotón. En boca flojito, corto y no muy agradable, peor q el 14.

Jul 28th, 2016
Cris Carter

Winemaker/Founder Weatherborne Wine Corp.

8.9

Some nice honeydew melon and pears. Great texture and acidity. Great value.

Some nice honeydew melon and pears. Great texture and acidity. Great value.

Jun 26th, 2016
Craig Haarmeyer

Wish I saw this more in Sac

Wish I saw this more in Sac

May 14th, 2016
Lulu McAllister

I had no idea!

I had no idea!

Apr 5th, 2016
Zimran Ahmed

Toasty and tropical nose. Very creamy and bright palette.

Toasty and tropical nose. Very creamy and bright palette.

Nov 3rd, 2017
Josh Trowbridge

Going back to Africa tonight...it was good!

Going back to Africa tonight...it was good!

Sep 20th, 2017