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fmc chenin blanc

It’s a long, long story but I didn’t have that long with the mighty Ken Forrester; as the others drank and ate in the marvellous Salt River Food Market in Cape Town I languished in the N1 City Hospital. Don’t ask…

I did make it back for a brief hello and a slurp on the stunning Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc. Ken plonked a delicious Almond Croissant in my hand – which was a stonkingly good match. There is a little residual sugar in the FMC that made it such a superb match with the pastry. I’d also try it with Chinese and other oriental foods; and try it you must for it is excellent.

Sorry for the red colour-cast this is due to the red umbrellas shielding this part of the food hall.



White Wine Review/Tasting NoteWine Tasting Note: Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc, 2007, South Africa.
Stockist: Waitrose Price: £17.99 [More: Adegga / Snooth]

Scribblings Rating – 92/100 [4 out of 5]

2 Comments »

  1. Dylan says:

    That croissant looks delicious. If it weren’t this particular Chenin Blanc is there another wine you would normally pair with a croissant like that? I’m guessing another one with similar residual sugar? I’m sorry your time was cut short, I hope it had nothing to do with riding side-car on the motorbike.

  2. Andrew says:

    Nothing to do with the motorbikes, more to do with advancing decrepitude and a horse…
    I’ve never contemplated drinking wine with a croissant before – and this was really the best almond croissant I’ve ever had – but I guess anything a little nutty, with a touch of residual sugar would work. Would be nice to experiment… :-)

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