Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2015A. A. Badenhorst
Country of Origin: South Africa (Swartland)
Grape Varietal: Chenin Blanc
An old-vine Chenin Blanc from South Africa's AA Badenhorst. This delicious wine has notes of honey, orange blossom and white-stone fruit. The 2015 vintage was characterized by a long ripening period,very dry summer but mild ripening conditions which has the effect of good ripe flavours and slightly lower acids than in previous years. The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes.
Recommended Food Pairing: Sweet and sour style Asian cuisine; shellfish and fish; seafood tartares; smoked salmon or trout; fish & chips; salt & pepper squid; fried calamari; sushi; omelettes; light risottos; salads with chicken or ham and apples or pears; asparagus.
Easy and mouthfilling. Tangy and definitely Chenin. A great introduction to New Wave South African wine! (9/2015)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Secateurs Chenin Blanc has a slightly waxy, toffee apple-scented bouquet that perhaps lacks the complexity of some of the other vintages that I have tasted in the past. The palate is nicely balanced, quite primal in the mouth at first but settling down later on with lime cordial and peachy notes that deliver plenty of flavor. (NM) (11/2015)