Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019, Wo Stellenbosch

Chenin Blanc Chenin Blanc
Stellenbosch, South Africa

$17.95 (231282)

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John Szabo, MS
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John Szabo, MS

From six different parcels of vines now approaching their mid-century in the Helderberg in Stellenbosch, Forrester's...

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Michael Godel
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Gets me every time. Not just one of the finest meets best value chenin blancs available out of South Africa but an...

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Jason Solanki
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Screw cap. Lovely, intense, and elegant nose offers leesy and paraffin aromas mingling with baked apple-pear, stone fruit, herbs, and touches of lemon citrus adding further complexities. The full-bodied palate is rich, creamy, and textured with complex layers of honey, vanilla, oak spice, baked apple-pear, white pepper, white floral, and dried herb flavours in a dry profile. Acids are fresh, zesty, and textured, while leesy mineral with touches of baked apple, dried herb, and citrus linger on the long, juicy, lip-smacking finish. Tasted July 2022.

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todd10
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I found the nose a little muted with just hints of apple and honey. What was outstanding was the flavor of the wine. I was tasting a medium bodied wine nice balance. Some acidity but not too much. Flavors of apple, lime and lemon come to mind.
Fantastic wine at such a low price point.
Tasted March 2021.

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

At once, both ripe yet brisk and refreshing. Complex, long finish, I understand that this seems some wood ageing but nearly indiscernible. As always, a real bargain for us wine lovers but I cannot help but feel for the producer that this does not sell for $25+. South African wines are so often just stupidly undervalued. Lovely to drink now, but I should think that this holds for a few years, perhaps more. Tasted May 2022.

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

At once, both ripe yet brisk and refreshing. Complex, long finish, I understand that this seems some wood ageing but nearly indiscernible. As always, a real bargain for us wine lovers but I cannot help but feel for the producer that this does not sell for $25+. South African wines are so often just stupidly undervalued. Lovely to drink now, but I should think that this holds for a few years, perhaps more. Tasted May 2022.

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