This is a brilliant wine. It’s unusual, as you might expect from a wine called ‘funky white’, made in a solera style with some flor involvement. It’s not really like a fino sherry; it’s just 13% alcohol. I’d say it was a bit more Jura-like. So fresh and enticing, and available in half bottles from SWIG.
Badenhorst Funky White NV Swartland
A blend of Chenin, Chardonnay and Colombard, non-fortified but raised in a solera system, freshened up every year, and which contains five vintages. Wonderfully nutty Jura vin jaune-like nose, with tangy citrus notes. The palate is lively, vivid, a little salty and has really high, enlivening acidity. Amazing freshness and complexity here in this wine. Stunning stuff. 95/100 (£20.99 SA Wines Online for 75 cl, £13.99 SWIG for a half)