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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 | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
(from a 1974 planting harvested via multiple passes, the last with botrytized grapes): Full, bright, deep yellow-gold. At once decadent and fresh on the nose, with sexy flavors of dried apricot, peach nectar and spices. Plush, rich and seamless, with a glyceral texture and a considerable botrytis component to the tropical fruit, honey and spice flavors. Brisk acidity hides the wine's moderate sweetness on the very long finish. I'd wait a year or two for more complexity but this is already a beauty.