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Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc
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Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaThe Reserve is old bush vine (38 years) chenin from Stellenbosch and Helderberg. As per the Forrester style, this is a richer wine, barrel and tank fermented, and with nine months on the lees in French oak, 20 percent of which was new. Lemon thistle and curd lead off the spiced, round palate, generously plumped with the oak and lees influence. Baked pear, white flowers, butterscotch fills the palate, and though chenin's acidity struggles to keep this aloft, in the end it carries it through to a slightly medicinal lemon finish.Tasted: 22 December 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 21.95 BCLS AB 25.24 p ON 17.95 LCBO QC 19.80 SAQ Producer: Ken Forrester WinesDistributors: Kirkwood Diamond Canada
Varietal: Chenin BlancUPC: 6009607660383