At R130 a bottle, the Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018 from Ken Forrester Wines in Stellenbosch is one of those wines that should be in every wine lover’s fridge in the country. Grapes from 38-year-old vines, winemaking involved fermentation in both tank and barrels (of which 20% were new), maturation lasting nine months.
The nose is primary and pretty with notes of honeysuckle, pear and white peach while the palate is relatively light-bodied, juicy and fresh with a pithy finish (alcohol: 13.5%). Great everyday drinking.
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
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