Ken Forrester ‘T’ Noble Late Harvest 2010 - Wine Spectator 93 points

Friday, 24 May, 2013
Ken Forrester
Beat the winter chill with the taste of sumptuous peaches, dried apricots and tropical sweetness from Ken Forrester’s ‘T’ Noble Late Harvest 2010.
The latest accolade, 93 points awarded by Wine Spectator, for this decadent wine is the highest to-date for Ken Forrester Wines for the 'T' Noble Late Harvest 2010 and further cements the titles held by Forrester himself of Mr. Chenin Blanc, the King of Chenin Blanc.
Impeccable timing and a deep understanding and appreciation of the grape are key to his successes and the 'T', a “rich, unctuous Chenin Blanc was harvested as late as May.” The finishing touches came through allowing the juice to ferment in 400 l new French oak barrels, for those spicy aromas, with the natural yeast and then 18 months maturation.
With a medley of tropical fruits such as mango and papaya and a finish that is full and long, it’s no wonder that Wine Spectator were bowled over by it. A wine that is ready for drinking now or can be held through to 2015.
Because of its rich autumn fruit flavors, the cloves, honey and spice, it’s a perfect accompaniment to the simple baked apple pie yet if slightly chilled, pairs superbly with lemon meringue pie.

Previous accolades include:

  • 2010: Tim Atkin MW – 92 Points | Wine Spectator – 93 points
  • 2009: Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points | Platter 2012 – 4 ½ stars
  • 2008: Wine Spectator – 92 Points
  • 2005: John Platter – 5 stars
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