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Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earthy on the nose with faint shadings of oak adding nnce and contrast to the dried apple and faintly spicy fruit that has a gentle honied cast to it. Dry, firm and austere on entry, this has real nervous energy on the palate as it opens with dried citrus peel, melon and tart apple flavors. It’s a restrained, almost elegant, if not for its intensity, kind of Chenin that relies as much on savory nuance as it does on intensity of fruit. Austere and hard on the relatively long finish, this is a dry, severe wine that will test some people’s palates. I think it’s gorgeous with incipient orange pekoe notes on the finish which goes on and on with stony minerality. It’s a wine that deserves time in the cellar but if you want to try one now pair it with some slow roasted pork shoulder flavored with coriander and bay leaf. 91pts

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Ken Forrester:
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch, our vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines. Over the years we've created a special brand of hospitality reflected in the list of wines which have been poured at numerous grand events including the opening... Read more
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch, our vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines. Over the years we've created a special brand of hospitality reflected in the list of wines which have been poured at numerous grand events including the opening of the Scottish Parliament and the 85th birthday of our own icon, previous President Nelson Mandela. Our range of top quality wines has received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades over the last 16 years and are broadly available in well-reputed restaurants and exported to 14 countries around the globe. So please do come visit and share our view on quality! Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,350
4.50 5
05/14/2014

Earthy on the nose with faint shadings of oak adding nnce and contrast to the dried apple and faintly spicy fruit that has a gentle honied cast to it. Dry, firm and austere on entry, this has real nervous energy on the palate as it opens with dried citrus peel, melon and tart apple flavors. It’s a restrained, almost elegant, if not for its intensity, kind of Chenin that relies as much on savory nuance as it does on intensity of fruit. Austere and hard on the relatively long finish, this is a dry, severe wine that will test some people’s palates. I think it’s gorgeous with incipient orange pekoe notes on the finish which goes on and on with stony minerality. It’s a wine that deserves time in the cellar but if you want to try one now pair it with some slow roasted pork shoulder flavored with coriander and bay leaf. 91pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,350
4.60 5
05/14/2014

Four and a half glasses



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