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Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017 Wine Review

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017

Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2018-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Ken Forrester

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

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This Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017 was reviewed on July 5, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Wines like this one are contributing to my newfound fascination with Chenin Blanc. The oak on the nose is more pronounced than on the palate, where it is mixed with citrusy grapefruit. Silky, smooth and full of finesse, it is just beyond light weight. A pleasant citrusy finish. This would be a great choice to pair with grilled shrimp, seafood with lemon, butter sauce. Very good value. Tasted June 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com
Rebecca Meir-Liebman - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

I've always appreciated what Ken Forrester does with Chenin Blanc - as there is obviously a reason he is considered the King Of Chenin! With notes of orange melon, green apple, yellow plum, and a crispy lemon with olive pit bitterness, this wine is a wine to have with a large variety of dishes. There is no doubt this wine is of terrific value for the price point.
Love, love love this medium-bodied Chenin Blanc from the Stellenbosch wine region. Ken Forrester 2017 is produced from 35 year old vines Chenin Blanc. Grapes are sustainably-farmed with no herbicides or pesticides and hand-picked. This wine is barrel and tank-fermented then aged on its lees for nine months to increase richness. Incredible mouthfeel, smooth, weighty and matched by crisp acidity. Ripe red apple, and juicy white peach and floral notes on the palate. Ready to enjoy now. - Community Wine Reviews

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