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2012 A.A. Badenhorst Chenin Blanc Secateurs Swartland
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

Bright, light yellow.  Peachy fruit salad and spice aromas are enlivened by grapefruit pith.  Rich and silky, with a slightly sweet impression nicely countered by harmonious acidity.  Round and fairly full in the mouth and still a bit youthfully aggressive.  Finishes  nicely dry, with hints of ripe stone fruits and quince.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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