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Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2013


Made from low yielding vines Ken Forrester's 'The Gypsy' is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre red grapes. Part of Ken Forrester's 'Icon' range the Gypsy is made from stand alone parcels from single vineyards where at harvest the pickers may pass through up to 6 times hand picking and selecting the bunches individually. Destined to be limited by provenance and finally after barrel ageing only the very best individual barrels are selected to go into bottle, ensuring a unique superlative wine, justifiably the pinnacle of Ken's efforts.

The character is 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.