Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.38
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Accolades
Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014
Platter’s 2016 - 5 stars
Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013
Tim Atkin’s South Africa report - 91 points
Platter’s 2015 - 4 stars
Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012
Tim Atkin’s South Africa report - 91 points
Wine Spectator - 89 points
Janice Robinson - 17 points
Platter’s 2014 - 4 stars
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
Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg. 38 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: Approx 4 - 6 tons, Low trellis and old bush vines.
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.
Style: Rich and Ripe (Oak influenced).

Other Vintages
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc
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Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc

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