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NEW VINTAGE ALERT! AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2017

"Just the job for a party white" Jancis Robinson MW

Morecambe and Wise, Simon and Garfunkel, SWiG and Secateurs Chenin Blanc. Duos throughout history that you can not help but think of the other when you think of one! You'll often hear us complain that the hardest task for a wine buyer is to find wines that are affordable but also delicious and so when we find a wine like Secateurs that is not only affordable and delicious, but also technically brilliant we sink our tannin soaked claws into them and pray the magic won't end. Made with old vine Chenin Blanc and in the incredibly talented hands of Cape King, Adi Badenhorst this wine is a delight to drink and a must have for your fridge at all times.     


For the first time, the 2017 does now incoporate about 15% skin contact. Not enough to be orange, or darker in colour, but just enough to give the wine that extra bit of texture and grip. Like all Badenhorst wines, there are no additions (none of those fancy designer yeasts, acids or stabilising agents) and no fining. It really separates it from the rafts of pub blackboard Chenins, and puts it in a category of more serious Chenin that often costs a lot more. Drinking it in June at Adi's house, Eben Sadie, winner of the winemaker’s winemaker, said it was the best Secateurs he’s ever bottled. This is really outstanding wine, and exceptionally good value.

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