Ken Forrester

Reserve Old Vine Chenin Blanc

8.638 ratings
8.75 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
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
Riccardo L.

First sip was rough, but it's pretty good after a couple. Not as floral or sweet as a French Chenin, but still somewhat agreeable considering where it comes from. You can taste some minerality and light spritz, definitely some tart lemon peel and dried unsweetened yellow fruit.

First sip was rough, but it's pretty good after a couple. Not as floral or sweet as a French Chenin, but still somewhat agreeable considering where it comes from. You can taste some minerality and light spritz, definitely some tart lemon peel and dried unsweetened yellow fruit.

Sep 17th, 2015
Adam Knoerzer

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
Kirill Simin

Medium plus bodied, citrusy

Medium plus bodied, citrusy

Apr 1st, 2017
Crystal Felix

Commonly called Steen. Golden color, with aromas of quints. This 37yr old vine wine flavors consists of low acidity fugi apple and lime.

Commonly called Steen. Golden color, with aromas of quints. This 37yr old vine wine flavors consists of low acidity fugi apple and lime.

Feb 26th, 2016
Sarah Wolf

Just testing Delectable here. Yes stone fruit, bracing axidity, a bit peppery.

Just testing Delectable here. Yes stone fruit, bracing axidity, a bit peppery.

Nov 27th, 2015
Austin Teders

Dry, medium acidity

Dry, medium acidity

Oct 2nd, 2015
Conrad Kenley

Ken Forrester is a great winemaker.

Ken Forrester is a great winemaker.

Aug 2nd, 2015
Christy Vaughan

LCBO summer drinking. Fine.

LCBO summer drinking. Fine.

Jul 10th, 2015