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2010 Ken Forrester Dessert & Ice Wine "Noble Late Harvest T Chenin Blanc"

Winery: Ken Forrester

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Noble Late Harvest T Chenin Blanc"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 375 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $55

Cases produced: 50

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: August 19, 2013

Wine Review: This amber colored dessert wine from South Africa was one of our favorites from a recent blind tasting. It opens with an orange and red cherry bouquet with a hint of raisin. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, viscous and pleasantly sweet. The flavor profile is a mild ripe apricot with notes of honey. We also detected hints of nutmeg and plump golden raisin. The finish is pleasant, yet brief. The panel suggested pairing this gem with sweet bread pudding or warm apple turnovers. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This golden wine with fresh, sumptuous peach, dried apricot flavours, overlaid with a tropical lushness of melon and pineapple. Ripe sweetness, yet tangy, with sweet and sour zip flavours like baked apples with clove spice, wood spice and honey on the finish. Serve with fruit tarts, wild berries and ice cream, and full flavoured cheese.

Organic status: not organic

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