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2006 Ken Forrester Wines Petit Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Stellenbosch
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About Ken Forrester Wines

The farm occupied by the Forrester family dates back to the 17th century, but was in a state of disrepair when Ken and his family arrived in 1993. Today, Forrester makes a rich and complex Chenin, with notes of vanilla and honey, as well as an opulent, tropical-fruity late-harvest wine.

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2006 Ken Forrester Wines Petit Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Stellenbosch

Producer: Ken Forrester Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa

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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2009

($9) Dark red. Exotic fruits, cassis, licorice, cola and a whiff of fresh herbs on the slightly high-toned nose. Then fleshy and pliant in the mouth but a bit disjointed, with the creamy middle showing a slight green aspect and the finish coming off as a bit dry. But this spicy wine should be very useful at the dinner table.

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About South Africa

South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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