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Ken Forrester Wines

Website : www.kenforresterwines.com

Ken Forrester represents the true pioneering spirit of the post-apartheid South African wine industry. Drawing on the examples of top Loire whites, he has used his uniquely placed Chenin vines to maximum effect and has single-handedly led a Chenin Blanc quality revolution. As a result these wines have achieved iconic status worldwide. At the top end there is the beautifully balanced barrel-fermented Chenin FMC, made from fruit grown at Ken’s Stellenbosch vineyard, and the silky fine red The Gypsy, made from low yielding vines. An exciting range of wines from a great winemaker with something to suit every price point and dining destination – the image of modern South Africa for the modern UK Trade.

Other wines by this producer

  1. 2010 T Noble Late Harvest, Ken Forrester Wines

    This golden wine with fresh, green tones is in a lighter style, clean yet unctuously sweet. Sumptuous peach, apricot flavours, overlaid with a tropical lushness of melon and pineapple. Ripe sweetness, yet tangy, with sweet and sour zip, wood spice on the finish.

  2. 2012 Petit Rosé, Ken Forrester

    This very elegant bright salmon pink Rosé overwhelms the nose with aromas of freshly picked strawberries, rose petal and cherry flavours. It follows through on the palate with delicious ripe raspberries with a delicate finish.

  3. 2009 'The Renegade' Shiraz Grenache, Ken Forrester Wines

    This elegant blend (our 10th vintage) displays Old World Style with New World fruit. Hint of Grenache's earthy rustic charm and Shiraz's noble spice with hints of nutmeg and salty black olive on the finish. Balanced with soft integrated tannins.

  4. 2010 The Gypsy, Shiraz Grenache, Ken Forrester Wines

    The character is somewhat wild, a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus. Great for laying down and keeping for at least ten years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter.

  5. 2013 Petit Chenin, Ken Forrester Wines

    A youthful fresh wine with quince and pear drop flavours. Real freshness on the palate with crunchy green apple and grapefruit flavours. Good mouthfeel and appetisingly tangy finish.

  6. 2011 Merlot, Ken Forrester Wines

    Hints of cherries and mint with meat-spice and smoky undertones. Softly rounded & accessible wine with balanced tannins for early drinking.

  7. 2012 Petit Cabernet Merlot, Ken Forrester Wines

    A youthful, fresh Bordeaux-styled blend showing plums and spiciness. Very accessible with a smooth and balanced texture.

  8. 2013 Chenin Blanc Reserve, Ken Forrester Wines

    Full bodied and well rounded with a complex structure. Bursting with flavours of dried apricots, pineapple and hints of vanilla and honey that last long on the finish.

  9. 2013 Petit Pinotage, Ken Forrester Wines

    Classic Pinotage aromas of spicy mulberries, plum pudding and cherries, with more subtle hints of smoky bacon. Juicy and accessible with a soft palate and delicious fruit concentration.

  10. 2012 The FMC, Chenin, Ken Forrester Wines

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

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