Ken Forrester - South Africa - Western Cape

The FMC - 2017

Price : 61.50$
Grape Variety : Chenin blanc  
Caract. : White wine  
SAQ Code : 10703033  
Inventaire : Batch Specialty  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 14% 
Bottles/Crate : 6 

Tasting :

The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal an icon chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey. Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.

Wine Pairing :

Enjoy with special friends as an exciting aperitif or with spiced dishes, even mild seafood/shellfish or curries. Great with exotic Eastern spiced foods.

Winemaking :

  • Variety : Chenin blanc 100% - botrytis
  • Age of vines : 35+ years
  • Yield of vines : 4-6 ton/ha
  • Irrigation : drip
  • Harvest : manual
  • Fermentation : new french oak
  • Maturation : new french oak during 14 months. With the lees. Malolactic.
  • Type of yeast : Anchor/ Lallemand
  • Fining : bentonite
  • Cellar : 10+ years
  • Decanting : no

See the Press Review


Vintage 2016

  • Wine Spectator : 92 pts.

Vintage 2015

  • Wine Advocate – R. Parker: 94 pts.
  • James Suckling : 91 pts.

Vintage 2013

  • Wine Advocate – R. Parker: 93 pts.
  • Wine Spectator: 92 pts.

Vintage 2012

  • Wine Advocate – R. Parker: 92 pts.
  • Wine Spectator: 91 pts.
  • Gilbert & Gaillard: 95 pts.
  • Platter’s wine guide : 4 ½ stars

Vintage 2011:

  • Wine Spectator : 93 pts.

Vintage 2010:

  • Wine Spectator: 92 pts.
  • Wine Advocate -R. Parker: 92 pts.

Vintage 2009:

  • Wine Spectator: 92 pts.
  • Wine Advocate -R. Parker: 93 pts.

Vintage 2008:

  • Wine Spectator: 92 pts. (déc. 09)
  • Vins & Vignobles : 4 stars « plaisir incommensurable » – J. Saine (june.-july. 10)

Vintage 2007:

  • Wine Spectator: 93 pts. (web 09)
  • Decanter Awards 2009: Trophée
  • International Wine And Spirit Competition 09: Trophée «Meilleur Chenin Blanc»

Vintage 2006:

  • Wine Spectator: 93 pts. (Apr. 08)
  • International Wine Challenge 2008: Gold medal
  • Decanter Awards 2008: Bronze medal

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