A.A. Badenhorst White 2016
By Christian Eedes, 18 September 2018
When it comes to the wines of Swartland producer Adi Badenhorst, then an attitude of “Expect the unexpected” is useful. The White 2016 is a blend of 25% Chenin Blanc, 16% Grenache Gris, 15% each of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, 11% Marsanne, 10% Semillon, 5% Viognier and 3% Colombar and comes across as just a little peculiar and challenging but the more memorable as a result.
The nose shows cut apple, yellow peach, some nuttiness and biscuit-like character. The palate is rich and broad with some unapologetic oxidative character – deep in flavour and possessing a good line of acidity, the finish is long and very savoury. Wine Cellar price: R335 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 92/100.
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