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Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc

Ken Forrester uses six different Stellenbosch vineyards to make this old-vine cuvée, which he describes as 'the core of the business'. Wild fermented with 20% new wood, it's rich and flavoursome with pear and nectarine fruit and a fresh, well-balanced finish. Golden hued and full bodied, with melon and spicy baked apple aromas. Layered, with mineral notes enhanced by honeycomb and caramel flavours from lees contact. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavours, as they combine to form complex, soft flavours with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavoured meals.

Tasting Notes


Ken Forrester Wines


Shawn Mathyse

Stellenbosch, South Africa



About the Winemaker

Shawn Mathyse is a winemaker at Ken Forrester Wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Shawn was born on a wine farm in South Africa and early on had no inclination to get into the world of wine. It was not until after Highschool and some formal studies in viticulture did he realise winemaking was for him.

Ken Forrester is an ancient winery situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, a renowned wine region in South Africa. Over 25 years, the winery has received various national and international recognitions, along with hundreds of awards and accolades.

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