Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.46
RS : 3.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Accolades
Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015
  • Stephen Tanzer Int. Wine Cellar - 91 points
  • Robert Parker - 91 points
  • SA Wine Index - Platinum
Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015
  • Tim Atkin’s South Africa report - 92 points
  • Platter’s 2017 - 4½ stars
  • Wine Spectator 100 Top Value Wines of 2016
  • Stephan Tanzer Vinous Reviews 2017: 91 Points
  • 2017 Vivino Wine Style Awards - No. 10
Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014
  • Platter's Wine Guide 2016 - 5 stars 
  • 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
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 : 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.
Style: Rich and Ripe (Oak influenced).

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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