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Ken Forrester Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2012 Wine Review

Ken Forrester Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2012

Ken Forrester Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2012

Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Ken Forrester

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Clean and fresh like an early spring breeze. Mouth-watering, medium-bodied and crisp. Terrific white peach and floral notes. I continue to be impressed with South African Chenin blanc: it's a lovely change from other whites. Great for after an evening dip in the pool. Quince and orange zest on the finish. Terrific!

Chenin Blanc food pairings: white fleshed fish, Greek salad, game, grilled pork, salmon tartare served on homemade crisps.

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This Ken Forrester Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2012 was reviewed on April 24, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Neil Phillips rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

I found this muted at first nosing, with an austere minerality and unripe green grapes - but after a bit of time it really opened up. (Perhaps initially served a tad cold.)

Honey, chamomile, white flowers, orange peel, light caramel.

Crisp lemon & lime on the palate, only slightly creamy, with hints of marzipan, almond.

Medium finish, the acid is perfectly balanced.

Tasted June 2014.
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A great value old vine Chenin Blanc! Floral, vanilla, tropical fruit, oak - clean and well presented with a uniqueness all its own. Great anytime on its own or with grilled chicken atop Summer greens from the garden.
This Chenin Blanc produced by Ken Forrester is an elegant South African white wine made from Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc grapes. The grapes are hand-picked and sustainably farmed, with no herbicides or pesticides. The vines average 37 years of age. This wine is barrel and tank-fermented then aged on its lees for 9 months to add more richness. Wonderful mouthfeel and smoothness met by crisp acidity on this wine. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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