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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.
91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2011
Straw-gold. High-toned aromas of cherry, honey, toffee and oak spice, with orange blossom and minty nuances emerging as the wine opens in the glass. Concentrated, glyceral and ripe, with deeply spicy stone fruit flavors dominating. I don't find the exotic botrytis character of earlier vintages yet, but the harmonious acidity of this seamless, slow-to-unfold wine gives definition to the lightly saline peach, spice and mineral flavors. In a fairly easygoing style but finishes with noteworthy power.