Aa Badenhorst Family Wines

"AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28ha of old bushvines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain.
The property is owned by the dynamic and good looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst. They are originally from Constantia. Their grandfather was the farm manager of Groot Constantia for 46 years. Their fathers were born there and farmed together in Constantia, during the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes, drank Cinsault and there were a lot less traffic lights and hippies still had a presence. Together these two have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930?s to make natural wines in the traditional manner."

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Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2017
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Lively, with an unadorned mix of yellow and green apple flavors flecked with kiwifruit, lime and fennel hints. Fresh finish." Drink now. 20,083 cases made.–JM
Item Number: 29734
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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AA Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Rose 2016
"Grown on granite soils. The vines were planted in 1957, and are some of the oldest vines in the country. Whole bunches were pressed slowly so as not to extract too much color. The Shiraz juice was allowed two hours of skin contact before it was pressed. The juices were blended and naturally

Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2016
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 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.–JM

AA Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Rose 2015
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2015 Secateurs Rosé is a blend of 50% Cinsault, 48% Shiraz, and a pinch of Grenache and Carignan. It has a heady, very perfumed vanilla-tinged nose that reminds me of the strawberry macaroons I buy from Merignac airport when I leave Bordeaux (they are delicious incidentally).

Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 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"  Wine advocate 87 "The 2015

Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2014
"The Chenin Blanc grapes are mostly from our farm, Kalmoesfontein situated on the northern side of the Paardeberg mountain. Our neighbour also supplies us with some exceptional old vine fruit – making us the worlds smallest co-op! We maintain that high quality fruit comes from old un-irrigated

AA Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Red Blend 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2012 Secateurs Red Blend has just nudged upward in my estimation since last year. Here, it has a very well-defined, quite sumptuous bouquet with vibrant raspberry, dark cherry and mineral notes that have really opened up in the last 12 months. The palate is medium-bodied with

AA Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Rose 2014
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2014 Secateurs Rose has a light strawberry and Morello-scented bouquet that is pure and well-defined. The palate is crisp on the entry with well-judged acidity and a very focused and harmonious red cherry finish. Crisp 'n' perky!"  "If I were to compile my top ten

Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2013
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89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "This bounces along, delivering a range of yellow apple, green melon, pear, chamomile and salted butter notes that all take turns strutting their stuff. Fresh and engaging through the finish. Drink now. 12,000 cases made." –JM  "Bright, light yellow. Peachy fruit salad and spice

AA Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Chenin Blanc 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The 2012 Secateurs Chenin Blanc has a light but pure bouquet with lemon peel, grapefruit and hints of wet wool. The palate is crisp and vibrant on the entry with touches of lanolin and litchi nuts. This is so well balanced – uncomplicated but delicious. Drink now." ~ N.M.