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Baby Bandito Keep On Punching Swartland Chenin Blanc

8.927 ratings
8.72 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
Nikki Goddard, DWS

Ultra-lean, super mineral-driven, perfect ceviche wine.

Ultra-lean, super mineral-driven, perfect ceviche wine.

Apr 12th, 2020
Rubychick

Well a revisit to a different year, label and time says yes. Weighing heavier than 12% on palate but juicy big and ripe and yes it keeps on punching. Chewy Chenin.

Well a revisit to a different year, label and time says yes. Weighing heavier than 12% on palate but juicy big and ripe and yes it keeps on punching. Chewy Chenin.

Apr 11th, 2016
Bob Colman

Beautiful. The bottle went way too quickly

Beautiful. The bottle went way too quickly

Dec 26th, 2018
Jeff Dodd

Quaffable Chenin. Fermented on skins. Will be interested in tasting future vintages as the vines are being revived.

Quaffable Chenin. Fermented on skins. Will be interested in tasting future vintages as the vines are being revived.

Jan 5th, 2018
Ceren Guler

a strong acidic nose. lots of texture. easy drink

a strong acidic nose. lots of texture. easy drink

May 25th, 2017
Tara Rowland

Punchy Orange...have enjoyed several recently but was dying to try this SA. More approachable than an Italian, Georgian etc..like a musty Basque Sidra + love how Chenin surprises

Punchy Orange...have enjoyed several recently but was dying to try this SA. More approachable than an Italian, Georgian etc..like a musty Basque Sidra + love how Chenin surprises

Jan 7th, 2017
Jon Ebsworth

lean & crisp juice

lean & crisp juice

Dec 10th, 2016
Douglas Sopfe

Pleasant. Easy drinking. Fairly crisp. Not super intense. I don't want to say boring but pretty easy to drink

Pleasant. Easy drinking. Fairly crisp. Not super intense. I don't want to say boring but pretty easy to drink

Oct 31st, 2016
Ethan Forrest

Chewy tangy South African chenin

Chewy tangy South African chenin

Aug 29th, 2016
Klaus Thomsen

Easy drinking. Haven't had South African in a looong time. Says "Whole bunch pressed. No wood."

Easy drinking. Haven't had South African in a looong time. Says "Whole bunch pressed. No wood."

Apr 20th, 2016