Ken Forrester - South Africa - Western Cape

Chenin Reserve - 2017

Price : 19.80$
Grape Variety : Chenin blanc  
Caract. : Dry white wine  
SAQ Code : 11093126  
Inventaire : Batch Specialty  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 14% 
Bottles/Crate : 12 

Tasting :

A full bodied, well rounded wine with a complex structure. 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. Flavours burst with dried apricots, pineapple and a hint of vanilla on the long lasting finish.

Wine Pairing :

Enjoy with Fish, poultry with sauce or grilled. Seafood and spicy dishes.

Winemaking :

  • Variety : Chenin blanc 100%
  • Age of vines : 30 years
  • Yield of vines : 6-8 ton/ha
  • Irrigation : drip
  • Harvest : manual
  • Fermentation : stainless steel
  • Maturation : used (1-3 years) french oak barrel. With the lees
  • Type of yeast : Lalemand
  • Fining : Bentonite - Filtered
  • Cellar : 8-10 years
  • Decanting : no

See the Press Review


Vintage 2017:

  • Wine Spectator: 88 pts.
  • James Suckling: 90 pts.

Vintage 2016:

  • Wine Spectator: 89 pts.
  • Wine Advocate -R. Parker: 91 pts.

Vintage 2015:

  • Wine Spectator: 89 pts.

Vintage 2014:

  • Wine Spectator: 88 pts.

Vintage 2013:

  • Wine Spectator: 88 pts.
  • Wine Advocate - R. Parker: 88 pts.
  • Platter’s wine guide: 4 stars

Vintage 2011:

  • Wine Spectator: 88 pts.
  • Wine Advocate -R. Parker: 89 pts.

Vintage 2010:

  • Wine Advocate -R. Parker: 92 pts.

Vintage 2009:

  • Wine Spectator : 88 pts. (apr. 10)
  • Vins & Vignobles : 3 ½ stars « Belle cuvée » – J. Saine (juin.-juill. 10)
  • Journal de Montréal : 2 ½ stars« Parfaitement savoureux » (20 mars 10)
  • Voir : 87 pts. « Belle cuvée » (25 mars 10)

Vintage 2008:

  • Wine Spectator: 88 pts. (May 10)
  • Decanter Awards 2009: Bronze medal

Vintage 2007:

  • Decanter Awards 2008: Silver medal
  • Le Devoir : 3 ½ stars « Un bijoux à ce prix » -Jean Aubry
  • Vins et Vignobles : 3 ½ stars – Janine Saine (sept. 08)

Vintage 2006:

  • Wine Spectator: 88 pts. (31 déc. 2007)
  • Guide Phaneuf 09 : 4 stars « Bon rapport qualité-prix »
  • Wine Magazine : Best Value
  • La Gazette : Wine of the week (15 déc. 2007) _ «… un vin à la fois croustillant, riche, complexe et élégant.» - Bill Zacharkiw

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