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2008 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc "The FMC"

Winery: Ken Forrester

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The FMC"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $65

Cases produced: 515

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: December 1, 2010

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chenin is probably the best Chenin I have covered. It opens with a combination of several scents. Vanilla, oak, and apple with a hint of pine stand out. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, extremely well balanced, creamy, and luscious. The flavor profile is a delicious ripe Bartlett pear with wonderfully integrated light oak and a bit of honey. There was also a hint of papaya mixed in as well. The finish is semi-dry and its ripe fruit lingers nicely for quite a while. I would put this wine up against many top notch California Chardonnays. Serve it cool, not cold for best results. Pair it with chicken tortellini with a wild mushroom cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This iconic Chenin is a benchmark South African bottling, and what Ken Forrester consider to be the ultimate expression of the Chenin Blanc grape. Crafted in a rich, ripe, style, it flaunts luscious flavors of honeycomb, dried apricot and pear, with exotic tropical fruit notes and alluring undercurrents of toasted nuts, vanilla and spice.

Organic status: not organic

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