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Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch Award Winning

Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch 2015

Stellenbosch

South Africa

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Product details

  • Winemaker

    Ken Forrester
  • Variety

    Chenin Blanc
  • From the ‘King of Chenin’ Ken Forrester, this flagship wine is rich, seductive, and very sophisticated. Layer upon layer of candied lemon, dried apricot and vanilla, with a touch of honey and spice, effortlessly supported by gentle oak, and a lovely freshness. This wine is still showing the exuberance and nerviness of youth, and will develop and blossom even more over the next few years.
  • Alcohol

    14%
  • When to drink

    Drink now or keep for 2-3 years
  • Bottle

    75
  • Style

    Rich & Complex White
    • Screwcap

Press ReviewPress

(2015 VINTAGE)...our best vintage ever. Now still very closed, but shows the softness of coconut milk, raw almonds and some hazelnut (from the barrels) and then a hint of pineapple and baked apple tart, finishing off with the now characteristic ripe grapefruit zing. Close your eyes and think of great Montrachet, bold, rich but ever so reserved.

Ken ForresterFebruary 2017

‘Oak, toasted and honeyed on the nose, generous and round, concentrated with an oily texture,’ began Sara Bachiorri of Chez Bruce, continuing: ‘Peaches, melon and honey on the palate, dry and mineral on the finish with the fruit lingering. Well made, with ageing potential for up to five years.’

Silver MedalSommelier Wine Awards 2017

A surfeit of creamy oak and tropical richness, layers of roasted fig, aloe vera, guava on a full-bodied, amazingly textured palate. Rich and well-balanced with excellent length.

Silver medalInternational Wine Challenge 2017

Winemaking

Hand selected Chenin Blanc - primarily from low yielding , old bush vines (planted in 1967). Harvested at full maturity. Natural wild yeast fermentation in new French oak 400 L barrels, using Chenin Noble Late Harvest as a blending wine. Maturation on the lees - total of 10 months in the barrel.

Awards

IWSC GOLD OUTSTANDING

  • Vintage

    2015
  • Producer

    Ken Forrester
  • Closure

    Screwcap
  • Residual Sugar

    7.1g/l
  • Titratable Acidity

    6.6g/l
  • Case Size

    6
  • SKU

    73456115

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