Ken Forrester

The FMC Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc

9.2144 ratings
9.235 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.

Honey, peach, vanilla, spice, dried apricot, and a lot of happiness.

Honey, peach, vanilla, spice, dried apricot, and a lot of happiness.

Dec 25th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Yellow apple, acacia, perfume, apricot and honeycomb. M+ acid. M body, long finish. The richness balanced by the acid.

Yellow apple, acacia, perfume, apricot and honeycomb. M+ acid. M body, long finish. The richness balanced by the acid.

Oct 21st, 2017
Allison Lyzenga

Medium gold; medium intensity aromas of peach, apricot, pineapple, cream, vanilla, toast, baking spices; developing; off dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors of yellow apple, toast, vanilla; medium finish

Medium gold; medium intensity aromas of peach, apricot, pineapple, cream, vanilla, toast, baking spices; developing; off dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors of yellow apple, toast, vanilla; medium finish

Oct 20th, 2017
Christanna Honer

Also colloquially known as "fucking marvelous Chenin", this is a life changer. Head turner. So many layers of fresh, fruit, funk, and flavor- not your overly stinky wooly Chenin, more elegant, linear, with a turn for the herbaceous on the finish. Like peach/tarragon/olive candy, if that makes any sense. I'm in love with this wine.

Also colloquially known as "fucking marvelous Chenin", this is a life changer. Head turner. So many layers of fresh, fruit, funk, and flavor- not your overly stinky wooly Chenin, more elegant, linear, with a turn for the herbaceous on the finish. Like peach/tarragon/olive candy, if that makes any sense. I'm in love with this wine.

2 people found it helpfulSep 29th, 2016
Mike Ancuta

Can’t remember the acronym for this, it was spot on!!!

Can’t remember the acronym for this, it was spot on!!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 11th, 2018
Morgan Wang

Delicious and pairs perfectly with a rich seafood dish.

Delicious and pairs perfectly with a rich seafood dish.

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2016
Eddie Lee

One of the most memorable bottle of white wine in a long time

One of the most memorable bottle of white wine in a long time

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2016
Oscar Bonilla

100% Chenin Blanc. The pinnacle of what can be considered to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal - an icon chenin. Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey. It will gain additional complexity with cellaring. Quite Bugundian in style.

100% Chenin Blanc. The pinnacle of what can be considered to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal - an icon chenin. Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey. It will gain additional complexity with cellaring. Quite Bugundian in style.

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2015
Scott C

Founder / Co-director SR Wine imports

9.3

Forrester the master of Chenin . Love this , old bush vines , wild ferment . Honey , citrus and long finish . Beautiful

Forrester the master of Chenin . Love this , old bush vines , wild ferment . Honey , citrus and long finish . Beautiful

Jun 2nd, 2017
Matt Krueger

Chenin on the attack and roussane on the finish. Apple skins on the nose and buttery straw in the finish. Very well made and aging well.

Chenin on the attack and roussane on the finish. Apple skins on the nose and buttery straw in the finish. Very well made and aging well.

May 19th, 2016