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2009 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc "The FMC"

Ken Forrester 2009 The FMC

Winery: Ken Forrester

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The FMC"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $65

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: July 6, 2011

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chenin is consistently one of the best Chenin's that I cover each year. This year's vintage opens with a rich banana creme pie bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and creamy. The flavor profile is a delicious mild oak infused pear with a hint of green apple and honey. The finish is pleasant, dry, and refined. I would pair this gem with Chicken St. Timothy. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This iconic Chenin is a benchmark South African bottling, and what Ken Forrester considers 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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