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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: 5

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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.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

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 35 years of age. The wine is medium-bodied with ripe apple, ripe-white stone fruit and white floral flavours on the palate. Great, full and smooth mouthfeel matched with a vibrant acidity. Chill and enjoy now.

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

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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.
Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pleasant peach with apple, pear, and honey notes on the nose. A dry and crisp offering of Chenin Blanc with all sorts of ripe fruit aromas and flavours. Excellent value for this Old Vines Reserve. Highly food friendly, this works with everything from seafood through fowl to pork, and much more.
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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