The Gypsy 2009

The Gypsy 2009

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.

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

variety : Grenache [ 52% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 19% Mourvèdre ]
winemaker : Ken Forrester
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

The Gypsy 2009

  • Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar – 91(+?) points
  • Int Wine Review – 91 points
  • Platter 2013 – 5 stars
  • IWSC 2012 - Silver
  • Wine Spectator - 92 points
  • Wine Enthusiast – 92 points

  • The Gypsy 2008
  • Platter 2012 – 4½ Stars
  • Wine Advocate Review - 90 points
  • Wine Spectator - 91 points
  • Wine Enthusiast – 90 points

  • The Gypsy 2007
  • Robert Parker – 93 points
  • Florida International Wine Challenge (FIWC) – Silver
  • IWSC 2011 - Gold

  • The Gypsy 2006
  • Wine Spectator 93 Points

  • The Gypsy 2005
  • Best in class (IWSC)

  • The Gypsy 2004
  • Wine Spectator - 90 points
  • ageing : Great for laying down and keeping for at least 10 years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter.

    in the vineyard : Grape Varieties: 52% Grenache / 29% Syrah / 19% Mourvedre [barrel selection - first picked fruit]
    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 8 year old Shiraz

    about the harvest: A hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit.

    in the cellar : Cold 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.

    OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

    Grenache
    Grenache
    Grenache
    Grenache
    Grenache
    Grenache
    Grenache
    Grenache
    Grenache
    Shiraz
    Grenache
    Shiraz
    Shiraz
    Chenin Blanc