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Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016 Wine Review

Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016

Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016

Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2018-2022

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. 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. 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.

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 Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016 was reviewed on April 14, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This is an interesting Chenin Blanc. There is petrol on the nose that gives way to a hint of smoke. It is slightly effervescent on the palate with a citrus note and an acid backbone. There is a trace of oak on the long, lingering finish. But for the hint of sourness on the palate I would have rated this much higher. It would definitely be a great match for seafood and salads. Tasted May 2018
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 and the wine was partially barrel fermented. Look for ripe melon, zesty citrus and ripe stonefruit flavours on the palate. Drink now and for the next five years. - Community Wine Reviews

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