Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc 2006 vs. Ken Forrester The FMC 2006
By Christian Eedes, 24 May 2013
Really, really don’t want to be drawn into the closure debate (yawn) but today another experience that makes a compelling argument for screwcap over cork. At lunch courtesy of Ken Forrester Wines, the standard-label Chenin Blanc followed by the top-end The FMC, both from the 2006 vintage, the former closed with screwcap and the latter with cork.
The standard-label was in great nick, developed but pleasingly so showing citrus and wax on the nose, plump and rich on the palate with bright acidity (score: 88/100). The FMC showed disconcerting bottle variation, but typically appeared unduly advanced – little fruit, lots of honeyed, nutty notes (score: 85/100). Forrester now uses screwcap across all wines in his range…