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Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2017

Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2017

4.5* Platter's

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65% Grenache / 35% Syrah
Region: Western Cape
Soil: Grenache from decomposed granite at
450m. Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay

Low yields with small, concentrated berries resulted in a limited production of a little over 1500 bottles. Almost 3 years of barrel ageing before making up the final blend, only to bottle the wine and allow it an additional 2 years of bottle age.

A very concentrated, focused 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.

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.

The ICON Range:

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.


4.5 Stars/94 Points - Platter's Guide

Gilbert & Gaillard - Double Gold

NWC/Top 100 Wines SA -93 Points


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