On the nose, the 2018 The FMC is an elegant wine with a complex fruits, showing apples, melon and citrus with integrated oak tones and white flowers. The palate reveals more complexity and structure than the nose leads one to believe. With a waxy concentration and remarkable depth to the mid-palate, there are fruity and oaky flavors that spring forth, with well-defined structure, complexity and finesse. Medium to full-bodied, it is pleasurable, grippy and clean with a long, thoughtful finish. This is incredibly well made. It fermented with native yeasts and spent 12 months on the lees in new French oak. With Chenin Blanc like this, it's no wonder that Ken Forrester has earned the nickname "Mr. Chenin Blanc."
- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2019)
The Westport community and surrounding area have welcomed Black Bear Wines and Spirits as their premier provider of fine wine, unique beer, and specialty spirits. Black Bear Wines and Spirits offers a large inventory of unique products, provides in-store wine & spirit classes on select Fridays, and supports local charities and their events.
Inspired by the American Black Bear, our service and offerings aspire to its reputation as one of the most intriguing and magnificent species in the world. Bold in stature and character, the Black Bear is also known for its solitary nature and keen intelligence.
The distinctive qualities of this awe-inspiring animal can be found in the world's finest wines and spirits. From full-bodied Bordeaux with a strong backbone, to smooth, imported vodka infused with the light zest of wild berries; they are both distinctive and magnificent. And we offer them to you with our commitment to the very highest level of service.
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