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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.
92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013
Bright yellow-gold. Wild, musky, slightly high-toned aromas of apricot syrup, beeswax and dusty spices, plus a whiff of meat. Very rich and honeyed, with a slight sweetness (15 grams per liter) to the exotic apricot fruit salad and spice flavors. Wonderfully round, broad, tactile wine with little in the way of phenolic character on the back end. Harmonious acidity gives the wine grip and extends the spicy, honeyed, very long finish. (FMC stands for Forrester Meinert Chenin; Martin Meinert is Forrester's long-time winemaker.)