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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KEN FORRESTER
Assessed from a bottle just purchased at the LCBO. South Africa produces some of the finest, well-priced, Chenin Blancs in the world. and this one is the BEST WHITE WINE BUY of the release! Bright pale straw colour. Intense, fairly spicy, attractive, ripe, lemon-melon-apple meringue nose with some minerally, faintly honeyed, key lime pie notes. Dry, medium bodied, nicely structured, smooth, spicy, intense, fairly complex, ripe, melon-lemon-yellow-plum flavours with a lingering, fairly crisp, faintly honeyed, mineral-tinged, toasty-citrusy finish. This extremely tasty, bargain-priced, crowd-pleaser was barrel and tank fermented (about 50-50) and left on the lees for 19 months French oak (20% new). It has 13.5% alcohol, 4.2 g/L residual sugar and 5.9 g/L total acidity with lot number L2204OM3 on the back label with a screwcap closure. Perfect with poultry - it can age/improve over the next 2 years. CSPC 231282
Type White Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country South Africa
Rating ***(91 points)
Rich, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Ken Forrester is a Chenin specialist, and his ripe, layered old-vine expression of South Africa's signature grape is a classic. It shows peach, apricot, pear, citrus, and a rich, appealing texture influenced by the lees ageing. Pair with smoked salmon, roast chicken, or grill-roasted root vegetables. Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 18, 2022
Cases bought 503 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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