Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2013 375ml
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 11.0 %vol
pH : 3.63
RS : 145.8 g/l
Total Acid : 8.2 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Dessert


Accolades

"T" Noble Late Harvest 2011
  • SAWi Awards 2017 - Grand Gold
  • Platter's Wine Guide 2015 - 4½ stars
"T" Noble Late Harvest 2010
  • Platter 2014 – 4 stars
  • Stephen Tanzer International Wine cellar - 91 points
  • Tim Atkin MW – 92 Points
  • Wine Spectator – 93 points
"T" Noble Late Harvest 2009
  • Platter 2012 – 4½ stars
  • Wine Enthusiast – 92 points
"T" Noble Late Harvest 2008
  • Wine Spectator 92 Points
"T" Noble Late Harvest 2005
  • John Platter - 5 stars
Tasting Notes
This golden wine with fresh, sumptuous peach, dried apricot flavours, overlaid with a tropical lushness of melon and pineapple. Ripe sweetness, yet tangy, with sweet and sour zip flavours like baked apples with clove spice, wood spice and honey on the finish.
Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc (Botrytis)
Food Suggestions
Serve with fruit tarts, wild berries and ice cream, and full flavoured cheese.
In The Vineyard

Region: Stellenbosch
Soil: High clay and slit - Westley
Locality: South - South - West (flat) and East-West
Age of vines: 40 - 43 years
About The Harvest
Chenin Blanc with Botrytis. We are blessed with botrytis most years and with multiple pickings (4/5times) manage to maintain a perfect natural acid balance with the sweetness, creating a wine of exceptional finesse and balance. This rich, unctuous Chenin Blanc was harvested as late as May.
Yield: 2t/ha
In The Cellar
We allow the juice to ferment in 400 L new French oak barrels with the natural yeast and to mature in barrel for 18 months.

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Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2013 375ml Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc

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