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Ken Forrester, The FMC Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2021

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Overview of the Wine
Ken Forrester is widely considered one of the country's leading experts on Chenin Blanc and 'The FMC' is his top cuvée. The initials stand for 'Forrester, Meinert, Chenin the 'M' referring to Ken's long time friend and collaborator Martin Meinert with whom this wine was created. Fermented and aged for 12 months in oak barrels this is a wonderfully rich and layered wine with ripe stone and tropical fruit flavours, dried apricot, vanilla, honey and spice. The several levels of complexity are well balanced and nicely restrained in style and make a wine well worthy of it's exalted reputation.

Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch, their vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines.

Over the years their range of top quality wines have received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades. Their wines are broadly available in reputable restaurants and exported around the globe. Ken Forrester's philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that suitably complement a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.


Grape / Blend
100% Chenin Blanc 

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Tasting Notes
From Ken Forrester, the ‘King of Chenin’, the flagship FMC is rich, seductive and utterly sophisticated. Layer upon layer of pineapple, candied lemon, dried apricot, ginger and vanilla, with touches of honey, spice and crème brûlée; effortlessly supported by gentle oak and lovely freshness. This wine is still showing the exuberance and nerviness of youth, and will develop and blossom over the next 4-5 years.

93 Points - James Suckling
Aromas of white peaches, apricots, white tea and lavender. Medium- to full-bodied with supple texture. Linear with lees complexity and density. Saline undertones. Pleasantly rounded on the palate with very good length and steadiness. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast 
Lively acidity lifts this wine's tropical character, achieving great balance. Bright notes of lime, guava, honeydew and peach lead to a persistent fruity finish.

Product size: 750ml

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