FMC Chenin Blanc, Ken Forrester, 75cl
Sourced from Chenin Blanc vines planted in 1967, with natural wild yeast fermentation, and raised in about 85% new oak, the flagship 2009 The FMC has a beautifully defined, intoxicating bouquet with lemon curd, frangipane, almond and just a touch of nutmeg. The palate has a rounded, waxy texture with wonderful harmony and precision. There are subtle flavours of dried apricot, brioche, vanilla, a touch of honey (perhaps a little botrytis) and a hint of spice. Seductive, harmonious and very focussed, The FMC is a sublime expression of South African Chenin Blanc. Drink now-2020.
Full Bodied & Rich
Sommelier Wine Awards 2014, Gold Medal
"Much appreciated by all, this is complex and intense, ripe and rich, well balanced and long. Off-dry in style, sweet fruit supports the well-judged oak. 'Nicely toasted, savoury and balanced, there's light honey with hints of clove-studded pineapple,' said an inspired Gus Gluck of Vinoteca."