Monday, February 9, 2009

Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc, 2005

Here's another one from South Africa: Stellenbosch, home to some new stars in the wine world. Ken Forrester's Petit Chenin Blanc is completely delicious. Fresh, fruity aromas precede a crisp and captivating experience, with melon and hints of honey flavors on the palate. South Africa's major white grape is Sauvignon Blanc, and that is probably the future of white wine in this region, but this wine puts on quite a show for $9! A long and nicely refreshing finish. Drink it on a hot summer day, or a cool spring evening. Cook with it if you must, but stop to quaff. This is a great buy.


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