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Ken Forrester 2011 The FMC Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch)

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  1. $65

This is a rich, well-balanced and layered white, with lots of aging potential. Notes of red apple, peach, melon and orange blossom mingle with spicy accents of toasted brioche, clove and vanilla bean. It’s medium weight and crisp in acidity, with a long, evolving finish that ends decadent yet elegant. Drink now–2020.

 — L.B.  (7/1/2014)
92
points

Ken Forrester 2010 T Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch)

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  1. $55

This is a ripe, sweet and immediately attractive dessert wine, with forward aromas and flavors of dried apricot, golden raisin, papaya, honeycomb and gingered orange. Hints of sweet spice and toasted nuts unfold on the long close. It’s viscous and lush, but with ample acidity to lift the finish. Drink now–2018.

 — L.B.  (7/1/2014)
92
points

Ken Forrester 2009 The Gypsy Grenache-Syrah (Stellenbosch)

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The 2009 Gypsy, unlike the 2008, includes no Mourvèdre in the blend, meaning it’s just Grenache and Syrah, at about half each. This is a powerful and intense wine, with forward aromas and flavors of cherry, black plum and boysenberry that are spiced with notes of crushed purple florals, black pepper and licorice. With medium-plus tannins, bold flavors, a firm…

 — L.B.  (5/1/2013)
92
points

Ken Forrester 2009 T Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch)

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A stunning and inviting dessert wine that exhibits the superb balance that Chenin Blanc can lend to the style. Honeyed peach and apricot notes abound, with spicy accents of ginger, clove-spiked orange and toast. The mouth is lush and slightly viscous, but the racy acidity provides good cut. This ends with a long, spice-driven finish. Delicious now, but it should…

 — L.B.  (7/1/2012)
92
points

Ken Forrester 2009 The FMC Forrester Meinert Chenin Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch)

  1. $65

Ripe notes of red apple, honeydew, orange blossom and a touch of nuttiness are all augmented by a backdrop of gorgeous assorted wild flowers, adding complexity and liveliness to the bouquet and lush, round palate. Dried apricot drizzled with honey and gingery spice unfold on the close, but balanced acidity keeps the long finish mouthwatering and bright. Drink now–2014.

 — L.B.  (11/1/2011)
91
points

Ken Forrester 2006 T Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch)

  1. $55

The first nosing strongly suggests a square of pure, fresh honeycomb, but it’s closely followed by attractive notes of baking spice, candied orange peel, apple pie and dried apricot. Spicy notes of clove and ginger show real staying power on the finish, while appropriately assertive acidity keeps things fresh in the mouth.

 — L.B.  (11/1/2011)
90
points

Ken Forrester 2010 Reserve Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch)

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A strong toasty streak lines the essence of this beautiful Chenin Blanc, adding character to the apple and pear fruit core. The mouthfeel is full and rich without being overdone thanks to the balanced acidity, while nuances of sweet spice, pie crust and wood-grilled Red Delicious all linger well into the long finish.

 — L.B.  (11/1/2011)
90
points

Ken Forrester 2008 The Gypsy G-S-M (Western Cape)

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Fleshy fruit tones of cherry, plum, blackberry and raspberry all abound on the nose of this G-S-M blend, alongside secondary hints of black pepper and cured meat. There’s a nice evolution to the medium-weight palate, which starts off with fruity dominance but then transitions to spice, followed by sweet smoke and finally ends of a decadent mocha flavor. It’s firmly…

 — L.B.  (5/1/2013)
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