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KEN FORRESTER THE FMC CHENIN BLANC 2018




Item:37291
Size:750 mL (25.4 oz)
Type:2018 VINTAGES
Release Date:2020-05-07
Producer:Forrester Vineyards
Location:South Africa - Stellenbosch
Price: $65
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Style:White Wine
Full-bodied & Rich
Alcohol:14.5%
Varietal:Chenin Blanc
Sugar Code:D (8 g/L)
Rating:94
Total Inventory: 47 vs. on
Cellar: 2042
Glass Style:Voigner/Chardonnay Buy Voigner/Chardonnay glasses on Amazon Purchase Glass
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Description
The flagship Chenin Blanc from the winemaking team of Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert, the FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) is hand-picked from low-yielding bush vines and is always a stunner. Wine writer Neal Martin awarded the 2016 vintage 93 points; expect similar greatness from the 2017.
Tasting Notes
The 2018 The FMC is pure hand-selected Chenin Blanc from low-yielding bush vines planted in 1974, matured on the lees for 12 months in barrel. It has a complex nose of nectarine, pithy stone fruit, lanolin and beeswax and seems to constantly evolve in the glass; suggestions of white chocolate and broom emerge with time. The intense grapefruit and mango flavors are counterbalanced by the killer line of acidity. There is power in this FMC, but a sense of elegance triumphs on the precise finish. This comes highly recommended and can be broached either in its youth or with several years in the cellar. Drinking window: 2021-2042. Score - 94. (Neal Martin, vinous.com, Nov. 2019)
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