Whilst the FMC is undoubtedly the star of the show, The Gypsy is the red equivalent and a sublime wine in its own right. In fact, when we met Ken Forrester in earlier this year, he seemed as excited about his cool climate reds than he did his whites. This is a wine made from a hand picked selection of the finest Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre, cold soaked, fermented and then aged in new French oak for 12 months. The wine undergoes further selection before being blended and put in new oak for another 12 months. The result is a delicious concentrated wine with great balance and harmony. There's layers of brambly blackberry and damson fruit, subtle pepper, dark chocolate and sweet spice along with fresh acidity and fine grained tannins. It's very well made with the oak well integrated and the length of flavour is amazing. Drinking well now and over the next ten years, if you like your New World Rhone-a-likes, then look no further.
SC Rating - OUTSTANDING (Mike)