Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.52
RS : 3.52 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Accolades

Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014
  • Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 - Bronze

  • Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013
  • Tim Atkin's South Africa Report - 91 pints
  • Platter's Wine Guide 2015 - 4 stars

  • Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013 - Bronze
  • Tim Atkin’s MW – 91 points 
  • Wine Spectator – 89 points
  • Wine Spectator – Savvy shopper
  • Janice Robinson – 17 points
  • Platter’s 2014 – 4 stars

    Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011
  • Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar - 89 points
  • Old Mutual Show 2012 - Silver
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2012 - Silver
  • Platter Guide 2013 - 4 Stars
  • Wine Advocate – 89 points

    Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010
  • International Wine Challenge 2012 - Commended
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze Medal
  • Top 100 SA Wine status for 2011
  • Wine Spectator - 88 points
  • Platter 2012 - 4 stars
  • 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London - Silver
  • Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 92 points

    Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2009
  • Top 100 South African Wine 2011 
  • Wine Spectator - 500 Top Performers
  • Wine Spectator - 88 points
  • IWC - silver medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards - silver
  • The most copied Chenin Blanc
  • Platter 4 stars (2011 ed)
  • Tasting Notes

    Golden hued and full bodied, with melon and spicy baked apple aromas. Layered, with mineral notes enhanced by honeycomb and caramel flavours from lees contact. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavours, as they combine to form complex, soft flavours with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavoured meals.

    Blend Information
    100% Chenin Blanc
    Food Suggestions
    Can be served with varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns.A true benchmark for relaxed enjoyment.
    In The Vineyard
    Grape Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
    Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg
    37 years old
    Soil: Clovelly - (deep yellow sand). 
    Mature unirrigated vineyards with controlled yields.
    Locality: South-south-west
    About The Harvest
    Hand harvested, with careful selection.
    Yield : Low trellis and old bush vines.
    Approx 4 - 6 tons
    In The Cellar
    Barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees (9 months French oak, 20% new) matured on secondary lees for a rounded complexity.

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    Tel: +27.218552374   Fax: +27.218552373   Email: tasting@kenforresterwines.com  
    Scholtzenhof farm, 96 Winery Road P.O. Box 1253 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa