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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KEN FORRESTER
A REPEAT of the recommended 2021 (***) that was last released on June 18, 2022, it was just reassessed from a new bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright pale straw colour. Intense, fairly spicy, attractive, ripe, lemon-melon-apple meringue nose with some minerally, faintly toasty notes. Dry, medium bodied, nicely structured, smooth, spicy, intense, fairly complex, ripe, lemon-melon-yellow-plum flavours with a lingering, fairly crisp, faintly honeyed, mineral-tinged, gentle toasty-citrus finish. This 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 a NEW lot number L22197M3 on the back label (037 22 on the lower part of the glass bottle) with a screwcap closure. CSPC 231282
Type White Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Rating ***(90 points)
Bright, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Ken Forrester is a Chenin specialist. The Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc comes from mature vines averaging around 40 years of age. It's bone-dry, floral and rich, with concentrated honeyed stone fruit and citrus, zesty acidity, and underlying minerality. A good choice for chicken, pork or seafood dishes. Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 4, 2023
Cases bought 1137 (12 bottles per case)

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