Ken Forrester, The Gypsy 2014

Ken Forrester, The Gypsy 2014

Ken Forrester, The Gypsy 2014

26 in stock

Ken Forrester, The Gypsy 2014

30,50 

26 in stock

93

Platter

The Platter‘s Wine Rating System uses a 100-point scale to evaluate the quality of South African wines, with points awarded based on appearance, aroma, taste, and overall quality.

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GRAPE VARIETIES

63% Grenache / 25% Syrah / 12% Mourvèdre

VINEYARD

Region: Western Cape

Soil: Grenache from decomposed granite at 450m. Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay.

HARVEST

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

IN THE CELLAR

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.

ANALYSIS Alc 14.0 / TA 5.7 / RS 3.1 / pH 3.39

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

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

TASTING NOTES

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.

ACCOLADES

The Gypsy 2014

Tim Atkin MW – 91 points

Platter’s 2019 – 4½ stars

 

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