Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017, Wo Stellenbosch

Chenin Blanc Chenin Blanc
Stellenbosch, South Africa

$17.95 (231282)

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June 22, 2019

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

See previous. A different, later bottling. Still terrific, concentrated, flavourful. Some wood character showing, in...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Speaking beyond the reaches of the choir and out to the rest of the uninitiated my suggestion would be to get out and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is perpetually good value - an expressive, complex, well structured, dry chenin with typical spicy baked pear,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Not a bad idea to stock up on this charmer for unexpected evening company. Offering a great deal more character and...

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Alan  Withers
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Deep Golden yellow in colour would have one believe this is an older wine. First whiff and taste will dispel any notions of a maturing wine, this is fresh and lively, with fine acidity underlying citrus and apple flavours. Concentrated and long finishing, oak is but a vague accent. I imagine that this would fetch high $20 range if this was labelled Loire Valley instead of Stellenbosch. Such is perception in the wine world but as wine lovers, our gain. Tasted Dec 2018.

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Steven Elder
Steven Elder

Such a characterful wine! Wish I had bought more.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Fragrant, highly aromatic nose offers nutty and lanolin aromas. The medium-full bodied palate is structured with very good fruit concentration and white and yellow fruit, and apple flavours. Nicely textured with a spicy mid-palate, vibrant acidity, and finishing long. Tasted June/2019. Score: 90+ pts

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