Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

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Award Winning Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

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Tasting Note

From the ‘King of Chenin’ Ken Forrester FMC, 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.

Product Information

  • White Wine

  • Rich & Complex White

  • Ken Forrester

  • Ken Forrester

  • South Africa

  • Stellenbosch

  • Chenin Blanc

  • 2015

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75

  • Screwcap

  • 14%

  • 7.1g/l

  • 6.6g/l

  • Yes



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.


  • (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.

    • February 2017
    • Ken Forrester
  • ‘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.’

    • Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
    • Silver Medal
  • 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.

    • International Wine Challenge 2017
    • Silver medal

Customer Reviews

  • Best Chenin Blanc

    This is by far the best Chenin Blanc I have ever tried. A must purchase for Christmas dinner!!

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11111 Value for money

    Review by Ella (Posted on 28/12/2016)

  • Gorgeous complex white

    Finally! This is a lovely white wine that can hold up on it's own or pair with flavourful foods. The FMC is a rich and complex wine with near perfect mouthfeel and balance, not too heavy but not flinty and acidic either. A great wine for for occasions when it can be appreciated properly.

    • 11111 Value for money
    • 11111 Quality

    Review by DMC (Posted on 03/07/2015)

  • A memorable wine

    The second the aromas hit the senses you know it's a special wine. I'd read press reviews which said FMC unofficially stands for F..... Marvelous Chenin and that it was the most complex white coming out of South Africa, so I definitely wanted to try it. I included it in a blind tasting for some wine-tasting newcomers and everyone immediately realised it was a stand-out wine. That said, the rich complexity of the wine was not to everyone's taste but for those of us that did it was a revelation. The label suggests it would be great with exotic Eastern spiced foods; it also says the wine was made "to propose an icon Chenin Blanc, a challenge to the world"! I like that and I think Ken Forrester has achieved that with this memorable wine .

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11110 Value for money

    Review by Keynshamwine (Posted on 20/11/2011)

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Click & Collect is a free deliver to store service. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only (Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, closed on Bank Holidays). Orders are ready for collection within 2 working days. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 15 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.