Ken Forrester - South Africa - Western Cape

The Gypsy - 2010

Price : 61.25$
Grape Varieties : Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre  
Caract. : Dry Red wine  
SAQ Code : 10703148  
Inventaire : Batch Specialty  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 14.5% 
Bottles/Crate : 6 

Tasting :

"This is inviting, with a whiff of freshly brewed espresso giving way to black tea, cocoa powder, mulled plum, currant sauce and roasted mesquite notes. This has weight but stays stylish, with a long, velvety finish." - JM Wine Spectator

Wine Pairing :

Enjoy with pastas, risoto and roasted beef and lamb. Also with blue cheese.

Winemaking :

  • Variety : Grenache (52%), Shiraz (29%), Mourvèdre (19%).
  • Age of vines : Shiraz & Mourvèdre : 10 years. Grenache : 50 years
  • Yield of vines : Grenache (2-3 ton/ha), Syrah & Mourvèdre (6-8 ton/ha)
  • Irrigation : drip
  • Harvest : manual
  • Fermentation : stainless steel, delicate pressing
  • Maturation : french oak barrique during 12 months. Another 12 months in new french oak after the blend. With the lees. Malolactic fermentation
  • Fining : delicate
  • Cellar : 10 years
  • Decanting : 3h

See the Press Review


Millésime 2010

  • Gilbert & Gaillard: 93 pts.
  • Wine Spectator: 92 pts.
  • Platter’s wine guide: 4 ½ stars

Vintage 2009

  • Wine Spectator: 92 pts.
  • John Platter guide 2013 : 5 stars

Vintage 2008:

  • Wine Spectator: 91 pts.

Vintage 2007:

  • Wine Spectator: 90 pts.
  • Wine Advocate -R. Parker: 93 pts.

Vintage 2006:

  • Wine Spectator: 93 pts.

Vintage 2005:

  • Wine Spectator: 91 pts.

Vintage 2004:

  • Wine Spectator: 90 pts. (30 Nov. 2007)
  • Vins et Vignobles: 4 stars– Janine Saine (July-Aug.08)

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