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2016 A.A. Badenhorst Family Chenin Blanc Secateurs

  • 86 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Chenin Blanc

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SKU: 340950-2016-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 86

    The 2016 Secateurs Chenin Blanc has a light beeswax and honeysuckle-scented bouquet that opens gradually with aeration. The palate is balanced but simple, with light crisp orange rind and mandarin notes, a dash of lemongrass towards the finish, although it just cuts away a little swiftly. Nevertheless, it still represents good value.
    Drink Dates: 2017-2021
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Brightly defined, with delicious quince, persimmon and green almond notes forming a core that is threaded with quinine and white ginger details. A light touch of toast on the finish lets the fruit and minerality play out. Drink now through 2019. 15,000 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2017-2019
    Author: James Molesworth
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  • Chenin Blanc is a non-aromatic variety with medium to full body, high acid, and the ability to produce dry, sweet, still, and sparkling wines. The greatest wines come from the Loire Valley, particularly the sub-regions of Touraine and Anjou-Saumur where the highest-quality versions have the ability to age for decades in bottle.


    The best site for Chenin Blanc in Touraine is Vouvray, where still and sparkling wines are produced in both dry and sweet styles. A cool climate and clay soils mean grapes do not fully ripen, and the wines are light to medium in body with fresh fruit and floral notes. Look to Domaine Huet for beautiful wines of this style.


    The best sites for Chenin Blanc in Anjou-Saumur are Savennièresand Coteaux du Layon. Grapes in Savennières are harvested late, producing full-bodied, complex, dry wines. Coteaux du Layon is located in the sheltered valley of the River Layon. Noble rot thrives in this environment, and the wines from these sites are sweet, displaying flavors of apricot and citrus peel with aromas of honey, toast, and hay developing with age. The best examples of these wines come from Domaine Des Baumard for dry wines and Domaine Delesvaux for sweet wines.


    Chenin Blanc pairs well with sweet and sour foods, especially Southeast Asian cuisine, as well as fish, turkey, soft cheeses, and squash. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 28 bottles owned
    • 3 collectors