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Nederburg 56Hundred Chenin Blanc 2012

November 8, 2012
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment

Eh?

Can anybody explain to me the brand extension that is 56Hundred from Nederburg? These entry-level wines apparently take their name from the price of 5 600 guilders paid in 1791 by Phillipus Wolfvaart for the farm that was to become Nederburg but a more arcane selling proposition at this end of the market I can scarcely imagine.

Scores and tasting notes as follows:

Nederburg 56Hundred Chenin Blanc 2012: 14.5/20
Price: R35
Very primary, clean and fresh. Notes of guava, citrus and peach. Technically correct but otherwise unremarkable.

Nederburg 56Hundred Cabernet Sauvignon 2012: 14.5/20
Price: R45
Red fruit and seemingly unsullied by oak. Light bodied, clean and fresh.

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  1. HarryNovember 8, 2012 at 9:32 amReply

    I thought 56 Hundred was a reference to how many brands Nederburg has. 

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