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Badenhorst Family Wines, Papegaai, Palomino / Semillon, Western Cape, 2019

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Badenhorst Family Wines, Papegaai, Palomino / Semillon, Western Cape, 2019

By European standards this is a strange blend: the Spanish Palomino grape, known for sherry; with Semillon, best known for dry and late harvest wines in Bordeaux - but it works. That linear chalkiness of the Palomino cuts the volume and pear... Read More

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Badenhorst Family Wines, Papegaai, Palomino / Semillon, Western Cape, 2019

ColourWhite

RegionWestern Cape

GrowerBadenhorst

Grape VarietyPalomino & Semillon

Vintage2019

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeBAD219

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Badenhorst Family Wines

Badenhorst Family Wines Swartland, South Africa We met Adi Badenhorst when he was making great wines at Rustenberg, and we have been shipping bottles from the family-owned vineyards at Kalmoesfontein farm on the Paardeberg for so many years that we still remember the days of bats nesting in the bedrooms and the resident Cape Cobra that lived behind one of the fermentation tanks! The farm is now a...

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Semillon

Semillon Origins       Bordeaux region Characteristics    Not strong flavour - pears? - but good weight Can be very high-yielding (and therefore flavourless) Affinity for oak Thin-skinned: so vulnerable to rot (see below) Often blended, with Sauvignon Blanc or others Dry Semillon ages well, becoming deeper in colour, and gaining a rich, waxy...

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Badenhorst Family Wines, Papegaai, Palomino / Semillon, Western Cape, 2019

By European standards this is a strange blend: the Spanish Palomino grape, known for sherry; with Semillon, best known for dry and late harvest wines in Bordeaux - but it works. That linear chalkiness of the Palomino cuts the volume and pear flavour of the Semillon. This is very pale and crystal clear, light and fresh, and has a lightly saline finish. It's excellent as an aperitif with some almonds or other nibbles. Now-2021

Aromas of pineapple, citrus and candied pear and a flinty hint. The smooth, oily palate shows ripe apple, white pepper and lime peel bitterness. Part of the proceeds of this wine help fund research into the Cape Parrot, shown on the label. Sylvia Wu, Decanter, October 2020

Papegaai is named after the Cape Parrot, once common all over the Cape but now endangered, with a population of under 1,000 birds left in the wild in the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu Natal. Adi Badenhorst used to breed parrots and chooses to donate some of the proceeds of this wine to the Cape Parrot Trust.

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