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Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc
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16¼/20

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaChenin from 6 Helderberg mountain vineyards averaging 38 years vine age and from clovelly soils goes into this chenin, handpicked in 2 tranches dependent on the facing of the grapes. The earlier picked grapes, from the warmer western side of the vine, were native fermented in stainless, while the second pick, a few days later and from the shaded eastern side of the plant, were native fermented in barrel. Both were left on all lees for 9 months in French oak (20% new). Flax, white peach, pear feels full on the well-cushioned mid, but is hemmed around the edges with a slight phenolic hug. Great value.Tasted: 09 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 21.99 BCLS ON 17.95 LCBO QC 18.00 SAQ Producer: Ken Forrester WinesDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Chenin BlancCSPC: 120202UPC: 6009607660383