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Ken Forrester Vineyards Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa
90 Points

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Region: South Africa Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -120202
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WineScores' Review

Pleasing, slick, creamy.
This estate grown Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc was tank and barrel fermented and partially aged in French oak on lees for nine-months.
It has lovely yellow gold glints and suggests toasted spice and grilled quince, preserved lemon peel and honey then opens up in the glass with warm yellow apples. It's nicely weighted on the tongue with flavours to mimic the nose. Lovely weight and concentration, it has a slick texture and plenty of zest and spice on the finish; a wine with a lot going on.


 
Recommended Pairings
Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, French Food, Creamy Dishes


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-08-06 17:14:26.0

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -298059

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -445445

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -350108

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92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -298059

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90 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -602094

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Steller's Jay 'Mountain Jay' Brut, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -264879

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -223859

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -40758

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Liquidity Wines Estate Chardonnay Okanagan Falls, BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -748830

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90 Points

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -897710

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Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231944

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Steller's Jay 'Mountain Jay' Brut, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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90 Points

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50th Parallel Estate Winery Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -223859

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92 Points

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -607218

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91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -120202

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Vintage: 2017
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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Marsanne Roussanne Viognier, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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90 Points

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Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region South Africa
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -897710

Ranking: 30.001244
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Blue Grouse 'Quill' Pinot Gris, Cowichan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC:
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Chandon Rose Brut, California
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -19533

Ranking: 30.001214
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Gris, British Columbia
90 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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Clos du Soleil 'Winemaker's Series' Whispered Secret Vineyard Pinot Gris, Similkameen Valley, BC
90 Points

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91 Points

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91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -541011

Ranking: 30.001126
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Gris, British Columbia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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Freixenet 'Cordon Negro' Gran Seleccion Cava, Spain
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -88591

Ranking: 30.001074
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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Viognier, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Mt. Boucherie Pinot Gris, Similkameen Valley, BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -602094

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -219241

Ranking: 30.000969
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Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvee Chardonnay, Okangan Valley BC
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -350108

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Liquidity Wines Reserve Pinot Gris, Okanagan Falls, BC
88 Points

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BC CSPC:
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Scattered Earth Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa
89 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -106529

Ranking: 30.000934
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Noble Ridge 'Noble Knights' Stone Vintage Cabernet, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -510941

Ranking: 30.000909
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC:
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Hester Creek 'Old Vines Block 16' Trebbiano, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan BC
91 Points

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Hester Creek Chardonnay, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467258

Ranking: 30.000886
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Mission Hill Family Estate 'Jagged Rock Vineyard' Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -150862

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93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639641

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93 Points

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Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Gris, British Columbia
90 Points

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Blue Grouse Estate Winery Ortega, Cowichan Valley BC
89 Points

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Noble Ridge 'Noble Knights' Powers Vintage Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, BC
94 Points

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