Ken Forrester

Reserve Ken Forrester Vineyards Old Vine Chenin Blanc

8.8148 ratings
8.923 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Adam K.

You guys, the 2017 is bonkers good. Joyously bright acid that slices through full flavors of tart, underripe pineapple, apple, and melon all kissed by a whisper of oak. Talk about over-delivering for the price.

You guys, the 2017 is bonkers good. Joyously bright acid that slices through full flavors of tart, underripe pineapple, apple, and melon all kissed by a whisper of oak. Talk about over-delivering for the price.

Jun 20th, 2018
Meg Herring

Would love to revisit in a few years. Ripe to bakes yellow apple, some pastry notes, light baking spices, a little honeysuckle. πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

Would love to revisit in a few years. Ripe to bakes yellow apple, some pastry notes, light baking spices, a little honeysuckle. πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

May 18th, 2018
Drewen French

A glorious citrus melon with low acidity and a light syrup body. Flavors of ripe pear and apple with a tinge of white cheddar. Short sweet finish.

A glorious citrus melon with low acidity and a light syrup body. Flavors of ripe pear and apple with a tinge of white cheddar. Short sweet finish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2015
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.2

Screaming acidity, stone fruit and lovely finish.

Screaming acidity, stone fruit and lovely finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2015
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

Some intriguing white pepper and fresh herb notes. A little muted with a slightly clipped finish but a nice Chenin.

Some intriguing white pepper and fresh herb notes. A little muted with a slightly clipped finish but a nice Chenin.

1 person found it helpfulSep 30th, 2013
Tom Kobylarz

A nice medium intensity gold color. Fresh floral honeysuckle, crushed stone minerality, sweet lemon and ripe, juicy pear. Excellent medium+ acidity and body, medium alcohol. Pear, sweet lemon, and then white peach gives away the new world. A long clean finish that is minerallly and juicy.

This is a fantastic new world Chenin and highly recommended. $13

A nice medium intensity gold color. Fresh floral honeysuckle, crushed stone minerality, sweet lemon and ripe, juicy pear. Excellent medium+ acidity and body, medium alcohol. Pear, sweet lemon, and then white peach gives away the new world. A long clean finish that is minerallly and juicy.

This is a fantastic new world Chenin and highly recommended. $13

Jul 3rd, 2015
Adam K.

It's a nice chenin, but I find it a little...thin, I suppose. Lacking the depth and satisfaction of, say, the Secateurs by Badenhorst in the same price range. Nice acid and nose, just doesn't have the oomph I'd want.

It's a nice chenin, but I find it a little...thin, I suppose. Lacking the depth and satisfaction of, say, the Secateurs by Badenhorst in the same price range. Nice acid and nose, just doesn't have the oomph I'd want.

Jun 14th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.7

4 years on and showing well. Savory, leesy, nutty. Brightly acidic with a good finish.

4 years on and showing well. Savory, leesy, nutty. Brightly acidic with a good finish.

Jan 16th, 2015
Kelly Cleary

Not quite the FMC but consistently good

Not quite the FMC but consistently good

Jul 11th, 2014
Alec Jeffery

Complex and do interesting, lovely

Complex and do interesting, lovely

Jan 20th, 2018