AA Badenhorst Family White 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Swartland
R375
In stock
(Only 14 left)
95
CE
Tasting notes:
'The white blend from Swartland producer Adi Badenhorst is always a complicated affair, the 2017 consisting of 32% Chenin Blanc, 19% Roussanne, 12% each of Grenache Blanc and Verdelho, 8% Viognier, 7% Grenache Gris, 6% Grenache and 4% Clairette Blanche. Yes, all three variations of Grenache and Marsanne, Semillon and Colombar that featured in the 2016 vintage, these replaced by Verdelho and Clairette Blanche in addition to that dash of Grenache Noir! It hangs together really well, the nose complex and elusive with notes of potpourri, citrus, stone fruit, earth, some nuttiness and spice while the palate is dense and textured yet not without verve. Layers and layers of flavour, the overall impression distinctly savoury, it demands your attention.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 95/100

'Adds name of the home farm to the label. One of SA’s best-known ‘all-sorts’ white blends in international markets. 2017 usual chenin, roussanne & grenache blanc with 5 others, characterful & rich yet with satisfying dryness, commanding presence. Magnums too. WO Coastal. Last tasted was 2015 (5 stars, 95 pts).' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'Eight different grapes go into this blend, with Chenin leading the way and followed by a clutch of Rhône and Mediterranean grapes. Aged in foudres and concrete, this is a textured, bready, complex white with musk, citrus and stone fruit flavours and vivid acidity. Drink 2019-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 93/100

Alc: 14%

About AA Badenhorst:
AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The farm is owned by cousins, Hein and Adi Badenhorst, and over the last decade, 41 hectares of old vines, the oldest planted back in 1952, have been farmed back to glory. They practice biological farming and make natural wines in the traditional manner. ‘The top wines translate Swartland through Adi’s fuzzy logic and irresistible charm,’ writes Neal Martin after a visit. He also calls his visit one of his ‘top 10 wine visits of all time’.
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Adi Badenhorst
Alcohol 14%
Blend information 32% Chenin Blanc, 19% Roussanne, 12% each of Grenache Blanc and Verdelho, 8% Viognier, 7% Grenache Gris, 6% Grenache and 4% Clairette Blanche
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating CE 95
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