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2009 Ken Forrester South African (Red Blend) "The Gypsy"

Ken Forrester 2009 The Gypsy

Winery: Ken Forrester

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Gypsy"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 51% Grenache & 49% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Western Cape

State or country: South Africa

Price: $65

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 26, 2012

Wine Review: This very dark purple colored red blend from South Africa opens with a fragrant strawberry licorice bouquet with hints of blackberry and smoky oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy going. The flavor profile reminds me of a Grand Cru Beaujolais. Those flavors are a combination red currant, black raspberry and strawberry licorice with hints of mild oak. The finish is dry and it its mild tannins are easy going and food friendly. I would pair this wine with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: As the name implies, this concentrated yet delicate Rhône blend is a free-spirited wine. While elegant and well-balanced, it also displays a somewhat wild and brambly character, with lush flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, blackberry and spice. Ripe fruit flavors are seamlessly balanced by dusty tannins and a complex earthy character. Deliciously matched with risotto, sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavoursome grills, lamb and beef.

Organic status: not organic

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