Ken Forrester Gypsy Stellenbosch

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Award Winning Ken Forrester Gypsy Stellenbosch

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Tasting Note

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 breath in a decanter.

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  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • Ken Forrester

  • Ken Forrester

  • South Africa

  • Stellenbosch

  • Grenache/ Garnacha

  • Syrah, Mourvedre

  • 2014

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 14.5%

  • 1.8g/l

  • 3.7g/l

  • Yes


57% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre. Soils: Grenache from decomposed granite at 450m, Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay. Yields: 2-3 tons/ha from 50 year old Grenache, 6 tons/ha from 36 year old Shiraz (the last harvest of this vineyard). A hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit, taken to the cellar and cool soaked prior to fermentation, then taken to new French oak barrels for 12 months. At this point a further selection takes place before blending and the final blend goes back to new 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. A very concentrated, focussed blend, with layers of deep fruit.

Food Recommendation

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


  • From 50-year old Grenache and 30-year old Syrah vines matured for 24 months in barrel, the marvellous Gypsy has a rustic, natural, earthy bouquet with touches of mulberry and white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It is still a little tight considering its age, but very focused and utterly fresh and elegant. Drink now-2020. 93 out of 100.

    • Wine Advocate
    • Neal Martin
  • 93/100 Rich but perfumy, with silky raspberry ganache and red cherry flavors laced with alluring spice, incense and black tea notes. The long finish lets additional red currant and mineral notes chime in. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

    • Wine Spectator Magazine
  • The Chenin Blanc master here shows his mastery of reds with a wonderfully rich, savoury and soft example, blended from Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre and dubbed ‘Gypsy’ thanks to its perceived ‘bohemian character’. Enjoy it as I did with rare charcoal-grilled rib of beef and green salad.

    • Weekend Telegraph
    • Jonathan Ray

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