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Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2022


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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.

GRAPE VARIETY 100% Chenin Blanc

VINEYARD Region: Helderberg, Bottelary Hills & Vlaeberg Soil: Duplex soils, sandy material on a ferricrete bank on patches of deeper clay. Bushvine, Semi-bush vine and Perold System. We use supplementary irrigation practices. Locality: South-south-west

HARVEST Hand harvested, with careful selection. Yield: Approx 6-8 tons.

IN THE CELLAR Barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees (8 months French oak, 20% new) matured on secondary lees for a rounded complexity. Style: Rich and Ripe (Oak influenced).

ANALYSIS Alc 13.5 TA 5.9 RS 2.7 pH 3.34

FOOD SUGGESTIONS Can be served with varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns.  A true benchmark.

ACCOLADES: Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2021 Tim Atkin – 91 points Decanter World Wine Awards – Best in Show (97 points) Greg Sherwood MW Wine Safari – 94 points Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2020 Platter’s 2022 – 4½ stars (92 points) Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019 Wine Magazine – 90 points Tim Atkin – 91 points Bacchus – 91 points Greg Sherwood MW Wine Safari – 93 points Platter’s 2021 – 4½ stars (92 points)

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