AA Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2018 - Argonaut Wine & Liquor

AA Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2018

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AA Badenhorst Family Wines  Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2018

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The Secateurs shape our bushvines during the winter pruning and are used to pick the ripe grapes in summer. The 2018 spent time on its lees in concrete tanks and old casks-this is an important part of the maturation and gives incredible texture and palate weight to the wine. The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes. The 2018 vintage was characterized by a long ripening period in mild conditions and has the effect of good ripe flavors and slightly lower acids than in previous years.
Category White Wine
Region South Africa, Swartland
Brand AA Badenhorst Family Wines
Alcohol/vol 13.03%
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Wine & SpiritsDrought conditions followed by a cool harvest season produced a stunning version of Adi Badenhorst’s entry-level chenin. He took an unusual approach in 2018, harvesting the fruit over the course of 12 days and adding each day’s fruit to the already-fermenting musts. All of it was whole-bunch pressed, and one-quarter was fermented in old casks, the rest in tanks. Left on its lees for seven months with occasional stirring, the final wine is as deep and rich in flavor as its yellow hue predicts: It moves from waxy apple flavors to mango, wildflower honey and tangerine. It feels all of a piece, bright acidity holding the flavors taut and firm, a large-boned chenin fit for a crown roast of pork.

Peter Liem
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Wine AdvocateUnder stelvin closure, the 2018 Secateurs Chenin Blanc is a pale straw color and has a subtle and slightly muted nose that hints at apples, citrus and soft peaches. It's a value-driven wine that offers a cheap and cheerful expression. It is lively and correct for a medium-bodied wine. For a couple of bucks, it's good, and it is clear to see the commercial appeal. The wine was aged in old foudres and concrete tanks.

Anthony Mueller, October 31, 2019

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