Nederburg 56Hundred Chenin Blanc 2012
By Christian Eedes, 8 November 2012
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
Very primary, clean and fresh. Notes of guava, citrus and peach. Technically correct but otherwise unremarkable.
Nederburg 56Hundred Cabernet Sauvignon 2012: 14.5/20
Red fruit and seemingly unsullied by oak. Light bodied, clean and fresh.