KEN FORRESTER OLD VINE RESERVE CHENIN BLANC 2016

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South Africa — Stellenbosch • $17.95 • 88.5/100

This is a very good representation of Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc. It is a light but bright straw-yellow, with notes of beeswax, white flowers, lemon and ripe yellow apples complemented by hints of vanilla and resin. Vivid acidity balances slightly elevated alcohol, the palate is round and richly textured, and as the citrus notes extend into the finish, the pleasant acidity develops a sense of stony minerality that lingers and dries. Here barrel fermentation and aging has added depth and texture without imparting too much flavour. An attractive buy as usual. • LCBO Release 04/01/2017 • LCBO id#231282 • Find it at your nearest LCBONOBLE ESTATES WINES & SPIRITS INC. (Agent)