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Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014

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There are 2 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Alex & Priya rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Priya: very pretty, warm golden tones. The tartness hits first in a pang in the jaws. I don't smell much - maybe some uncooked basmati rice - must be the Indian in me. It's strongly flavored and long tasting but I'm not convinced, so I do what I always do with white wine - I tried it with food. Indian food to be exact. And it works - somewhat. The fresh, crisp lemon flavor nicely suits the food! Why? Indians often drizzle lemon juice on their food to soften the spice. This wine works the same way, and the food even brings out a hint of sweetness in the wine. Final judgement - on its own its a no-go, with food it's a keeper. 90 pts

Alex: now there's a lesson! This is a finely knit, semi-tropical dry style coupled with plenty of citrus and acidic zest. Very fine oak usage, flavor depth and balance at a fair price that does South African chenin blanc well, as Ken Forrester usually does. 88 pts
Jane Staples rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc was hand-picked and sustainably farmed, using no herbicides or pesticides. It has a delicate fruity, slight floral nose with well-integrated oak on the palate. Medium fruity finish. Lovely with mild curries.




Natalie's Review

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Very pleasant South African Chenin Blanc with lots of body and character. Notes of white peach, golden apple and smoke. Drink: 2014-2018. 231282 13.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 88/100. June 27, 2015 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine  Full Review

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