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Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch Award Winning

Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch 2012

South Africa

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Product details

  • Winemaker

    Ken Forrester
  • Variety

    Chenin Blanc
  • Complex, full palate showing vanilla and honey flavours and a forever finish. Will age beautifully for many years. This is a premium Chenin but has more similarities to good Burgundy than to other Chenin varietals - the small proportion of botytris Chenin is evident on the nose and really lifts the aroma.
  • Alcohol

    14.5%
  • When to drink

    Drink now or keep for 2-3 years
  • Bottle

    75
  • Style

    Rich & Complex White
    • Screwcap

Press ReviewPress

With its deep and inviting mix of honeyed apples, honeysuckle, acacia and honeyed almonds, this rich chenin blanc has long been one of the country's best wines, and is a match for many a starrier name.

David WilliamsThe Observer

Sourced from Chenin Blanc vines planted in 1967, with natural wild yeast fermentation, and raised in about 85% new oak, the flagship FMC has a beautifully defined, intoxicating bouquet with lemon curd, frangipane, almond and just a touch of nutmeg. The palate has a rounded, waxy texture with wonderful harmony and precision. There are subtle flavours of dried apricot, brioche, vanilla, a touch of honey (perhaps a little botrytis) and a hint of spice. Seductive, harmonious and very focussed, The FMC is a sublime expression of South African Chenin Blanc. Drink now-2020. 93 out of 100.

Neal MartinWine Advocate

There are a lot of very fine South African Chenins around these days, but Ken Forrester's flagship Stellenbosch rendition retains its position near the top of the tree. It's an uncompromisingly rich, weighty and textured white, just off-dry thanks to the addition of a portion of late-harvested, botrytised wine in the final blend, and so impressive with its honeyed apple, honeysuckle, and almonds, and that lovely, crisp, green apple acidity. 93/100

The Wine Gang, April 2014

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.

  • Vintage

    2012
  • Producer

    Ken Forrester
  • Closure

    Screwcap
  • Residual Sugar

    9.7g/l
  • Titratable Acidity

    6.6g/l
  • Case Size

    6
  • SKU

    73456112

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