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Ken Forrester, The FMC Chenin 2019 (1x75cl)

Country: South Africa
Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vegan: Yes
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.0%
Availability:8 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
Further stock available in 5-10 days
Product Code: SAST0037B19S
£32.35

Click here for a one-minute intro video to - and tasting note for - the Chenin Blanc Reserve from Ken Forrester himself (in classic Ken fashion).

The 2015 vintage was awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their August 2018 edition expert review of South African old-vine Chenin Blanc (see blue link below). Pretty much every other vintage of the FMC has done similarly!

Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin 2015 - August 2018 Decanter review

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Of the 2019 vintage, we received the following note from Ken: "Phew, that 2019 vintage is exceptional, the weather settles back to some kind of normal after 4 drought years and we had awesome winter rains followed by a really mild summer. We ended up with a later vintage, and instead of the normal 5/6 passes through the vineyard, we actually had 11! To be clear, that is 11 single batches of wine all separately fermented and then blended together after a full year in barrel". 

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Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch, Ken Forrester's vineyards are commonly referred to as the home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines. Over the years, this range of top quality wines has received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades. The wines are broadly available in reputable restaurants and exported around the globe. Ken Forrester’s philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that suitably complement a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.

100% Chenin Blanc.

See blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from Ken.

Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin 2019 - fiche technique

The pinnacle of what Ken (and many others) consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal, an icon Chenin and a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey. Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.

Residual sugar = 8.9 g/litre, so on the margin between dry and off-dry; The FMC always is (it's a richness and botrytis thing)!

We at Exel like this because it's amazing. Full stop, period, end of. See also our Ken Forrester tasting blog for details of this wine in action.