Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2016

Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2016

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Tasting Note: A very concentrated, focussed blend with layers of deep fruit. The character is expectedly somewhat “wild” a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus. Great for laying down and keeping for at least ten years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter.

65% Grenache and 35% Syrah.

Deliciously matched with risotto, sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavoursome grills, lamb and beef.

A hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit. Yield: 2-3 tons/ha Grenache – planted 1959, 6 tons/ha from Syrah – planted 1999.

Taken to the cellar and cool soaked prior to fermentation, then taken to old French oak barrels for 12 months. At this point a further selection takes place before blending and the final blend goes back to old barrels to marry and harmonise over the following 12 months. After almost 2 years languishing in a cool cellar the Gypsy is stable with the oak and intense fruit totally harmonised.

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We have our single parcel vines, where an older, special vineyard like a small postage stamp on the map, produces exceptional fruit and extremely low yields and here we attempt to make a statement of purity, intensity, complex concentration of fruit and elegant balance. Destined to be limited by provenance and finally after barrel aging we only select the very best individual barrels to go into bottle, ensuring a unique superlative wine, justifiably the pinnacle of our efforts.

Analysis 

Alc 14.5 | TA 5.3 | RS 2.1 | pH 3.61

Awards

The Gypsy 2014
Tim Atkin MW – 91 points
Platter’s 2019 – 4½ stars
SA Wine Index – Grand Gold, 93+ points
National Wine Challenge / Top 100 SA Wines 2019 – Double Platinum

The Gypsy 2013
Platter’s 2018 – 4½ stars
SA Wine Index – Grand Gold, 93+ points

The Gypsy 2012
Platter’s 2017 – 4½ stars
National Wine Challenge / Top 100 SA Wines 2017 – Double Gold
Gilbert & Gaillard Int. Competition – 93 points
Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report – 91 points
James Suckling – 91 points
Tim Atkin MW – 90 points

 

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