10 stellar South African Chenins

1. Adi Badenhorst Dassiekop Steen

2015 was the first release of this superb single-vineyard Chenin. From a very old (1956) Swartland vineyard (the best Chenin site in Paardeberg, according to Adi), this is a very small production wine with great complexity and weight, but also restraint and refreshing acidity.

‘Steen’, by the way, is the traditional name for Chenin in Afrikaans. A ‘dassie’ (aka rock hyrax) is one of these whiskery little beauties:

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