Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin Blanc 2023


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“The man himself was in the United States, rebuilding the brand after the pandemic, Forrester having been one of the most successful exporters. So, I met with general manager, Louw Strydom who said: “The 2022 vintage was splendid, probably slightly better for the whites than reds, but not like this year [2023] with all the rain. The whites were fairly easy to make, but we managed to obtain the phenolic ripeness. Our wines are now under ScrewCap and Diam.” Their eclectic portfolio strands icon labels such as the ever-reliable 2022 The FMC – one of the finest that I have ever tasted, naturally-made wines like the “Dirty Little Secret”, which I find just a bit too funky for my own taste. Their entry-level “Petit” range of various grape varieties continues to form a perfect introduction to South Africa and represents unbeatable bang for bucks. Readers should also keep a beady eye out for their “Misfits” range, more eclectic Rhône-inspired wines that are showing great potential.”

Neal Martin, Vinous (11/23)