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Scruffy-faced and ponytailed, Adi Badenhorst is one of the wine world's great characters. Formerly the winemaker at the renowned Stellenbosch estate Rustenberg, he comes from a family with a distinguished wine pedigree: his grandfather was the general manager at Groot Constantia for 46 years. In 2008 together with his cousin Hein he purchased a 60 acre farm which was in the middle of nowhere and had been abandoned since the 1930's. The idea was to make natural wines in the traditional manner,...
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Another terrific vintage for this 'entry level chenin from Adi Badenhorst, firm and grippy with more than a little extract, and significant depth and length. Flavours run in the yellow fruit spectrum, ripe but not over the top, even considering the drought-ridden vintage. A brilliant introduction.See detailed press review