2009 A. A. Badenhorst Family White Blend

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • WE 90

Reviews for 2009 A. A. Badenhorst Family White Blend

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
Bottled in January, the 2009 Family White Blend is a blend of around ten white varieties that Adi tried his best to remember. We got as far as Chenin Blanc, Grenache Gris, Palomino, Clairette and Semillon, but we might... Bottled in January, the 2009 Family White Blend is a blend of around ten white varieties that Adi tried his best to remember. We got as far as Chenin Blanc, Grenache Gris, Palomino, Clairette and Semillon, but we might have been there all day. The striking thing about the nose is the definition, for the 2009 shows greater precision than the 2008, whilst the Palomino does indeed impart a sherry-like tincture. The palate is supremely well balanced and demonstrates greater tension and vibrancy than the 2008, as if the grapes are working together, moving in the same direction. It is very focused on the finish and should age beautifully. Drink now-2016+. - Neal Martin
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Concentrated and still youthfully tight, with bitter almond and toasted brioche notes still not fully melded into the core of Jonagold apple, creamed melon, quince and white peach. There's good cut on the finish though... Concentrated and still youthfully tight, with bitter almond and toasted brioche notes still not fully melded into the core of Jonagold apple, creamed melon, quince and white peach. There's good cut on the finish though, with plenty of buried acidity. Should round into form soon enough. Chenin Blanc, Roussanne and others. Best from 2013 through 2016. 150 cases imported. –JM
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
A complex, kitchen-sink blend of 29% Chenin Blanc, 23% Roussanne, 11% Viognier, 11% Chardonnay, 10% Grenache Blanc, 5% Colombar, 5% Grenache Gris, 2% Sémillon, 2% Clairette and 1% Verdelho, there’s a lot to be discovered... A complex, kitchen-sink blend of 29% Chenin Blanc, 23% Roussanne, 11% Viognier, 11% Chardonnay, 10% Grenache Blanc, 5% Colombar, 5% Grenache Gris, 2% Sémillon, 2% Clairette and 1% Verdelho, there’s a lot to be discovered in this wine. Melon, pear and sweet citrus lead the bouquet, with nuances of orange blossom and honeysuckle, while spicy flavors of baked apple, glazed canteloupe and lightly-mulled pear flood the palate. Round and forward, with a silky texture; give it time to open up now or hold another couple of years. - LB