Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014
By Christian Eedes, 18 November 2015
All is not wrong in the world when you can get the Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 from Ken Forrester Wines for less than a hundred bucks a bottle – I got mine for R99.95 from Liquorcity Claremont.
The primary vineyard involved was planted in 1970, others also used in 1976 and 1979. In the cellar, fermentation occurred partly in tank, partly in barrel and maturation lasted nine months in French oak, 20% new.
Pear, peach, citrus, honey, ginger and some leesy complexity. Plump and juicy on the palate with zesty acidity. So approachable right now but also a sense that it will gain extra complexity in bottle over the next three years or so.