Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016

Golden hued and full bodied, with melon and spicy baked apple aromas. Layered, with mineral notes enhanced by honeycomb and caramel flavours from lees contact. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavours, as they combine to form complex, soft flavours with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavoured meals.

pCan be served with varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns.A true benchmark for relaxed enjoyment./p

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winemaker : Ken Forrester
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015
  • 2017 SAWi Wards - Platinum
  • Stephan Tanzer Vinous Reviews 2017: 91 Points
  • 2017 Vivino Wine Style Awards - No. 10

Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014
  • Platter's Wine Guide 2016 - 5 stars 
  • Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 - Bronze

Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013
  • Tim Atkin's South Africa Report - 91 pints
  • Platter's Wine Guide 2015 - 4 stars

Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013 - Bronze
  • Tim Atkin’s MW – 91 points 
  • Wine Spectator – 89 points
  • Wine Spectator – Savvy shopper
  • Janice Robinson – 17 points
  • Platter’s 2014 – 4 stars

    Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011
  • Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar - 89 points
  • Old Mutual Show 2012 - Silver
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2012 - Silver
  • Platter Guide 2013 - 4 Stars
  • Wine Advocate – 89 points

    Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010
  • International Wine Challenge 2012 - Commended
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze Medal
  • Top 100 SA Wine status for 2011
  • Wine Spectator - 88 points
  • Platter 2012 - 4 stars
  • 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London - Silver
  • Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 92 points

    Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2009
  • Top 100 South African Wine 2011 
  • Wine Spectator - 500 Top Performers
  • Wine Spectator - 88 points
  • IWC - silver medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards - silver
  • The most copied Chenin Blanc
  • Platter 4 stars (2011 ed)
in the vineyard : 

Grape Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg
37 years old
Soil: Clovelly - (deep yellow sand). 
Mature unirrigated vineyards with controlled yields.
Locality: South-south-west

about the harvest: 

Hand harvested, with careful selection.
Yield : Low trellis and old bush vines.
Approx 4 - 6 tons

in the cellar : 

Barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees (9 months French oak, 20% new) matured on secondary lees for a rounded complexity.

Style: Rich and Ripe (Oak influenced).