Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017

I like my Chenin’s dry rather than sweet. This one caught my eye at 3g/l. Pale in color with a nice mild minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft minerality along with a hint of honeysuckle. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity that lingers in the mouth. Not a bad chenin at all. I would give it an 87-88. Not awful but not awesome by any stretch. I would give it an -88

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  231282$17.95

Image for Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017 from LCBO

A wine of tremendous character and depth for the money, this is yet another superlative value from Ken Forrester. The palate is fleshy and replete with white and yellow fruit, and wood is not a factor. Length and depth are impressive. Structured, age worthy, intensely flavoured. Badly underpriced, but let’s not tell anyone. Score – 92. (John Szabo, MS,, Nov. 8, 2018)


Release Date:June 22, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14.5%Made In:Stellenbosch, South AfricaBy:Forrester VineyardsSugar Content:3 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & RichVarietal:Chenin Blanc

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