From six different parcels of vines now approaching their mid-century in the Helderberg in Stellenbosch, Forrester's Old Vines Chenin never fails to cause marvel at the extraordinary value it offers, and the sheer pleasure it provides. 2019 follows in a string of terrific vintages, at once rich and fresh, creamy yet taut, fine-grained and lengthy, with complexity rarely encountered under $20. Wild fermented and aged in wood, of which 20% was new, but understated, it's also lively enough to enjoy now, but my preference would be to revisit after a couple of years of bottle age. It's shocking how undervalued South African Chenin is in general, and bottles like this tell the tale. Score - 92. (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, June 15, 2020)
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019
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