Icon Range (archived)
The FMC 2014
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal - an icon chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 7.1  pH: 3.37  TA: 6.8  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The FMC 2009
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal - an icon chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 6.1  pH: 3.57  TA: 6.6  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The FMC 2010
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal - an icon Chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 6.1  pH: 3.57  TA: 6.6  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The FMC 2012
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal – an icon chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 10  pH: 3.21  TA: 7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The FMC 2013
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal - an icon chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 9.4  pH: 3.28  TA: 6.6  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The FMC 2015
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal - an icon chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.

Alc: 13.0  RS: 9.1  pH: 3.33  TA: 7.0  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The FMC 2011
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal – an icon chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 15.2  pH: 3.48  TA: 7.1  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The Gypsy 2010
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.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.72  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The Gypsy 2011
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.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.50  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The Gypsy 2012
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.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.0  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The Gypsy 2006
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. A very concentrated, focused blend, with layers of deep fruit.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.7  TA: 5.8  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The Gypsy 2004
2008 Decanter Awards - Commended
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.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The Gypsy 2006
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. A very concentrated, focused blend, with layers of deep fruit.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 1.09  pH: 3.61  TA: 5.3  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The Gypsy 2005
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. A very concentrated, focused blend, with layers of deep fruit.
Alc: 14  RS: 1.09  pH: 3.61  TA: 5.3  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The Gypsy 2007
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. A very concentrated, focussed blend, with layers of deep fruit.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
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.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
The Gypsy 2008 -  SOLD OUT
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.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2010
This golden wine with fresh, sumptuous peach, dried apricot flavours, overlaid with a tropical lushness of melon and pineapple. Ripe sweetness, yet tangy, with sweet and sour zip flavours like baked apples with clove spice, wood spice and honey on the finish.
Alc: 11  RS: 185.8  pH: 3.79  TA: 8.6  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2011
This golden wine with fresh, sumptuous peach, dried apricot flavours, overlaid with a tropical lushness of melon and pineapple. Ripe sweetness, yet tangy, with sweet and sour zip flavours like baked apples with clove spice, wood spice and honey on the finish.
Alc: 11  RS: 179.5  pH: 3.63  TA: 8.9  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2012 [SOLD OUT] -  SOLD OUT
This golden wine with fresh, sumptuous peach, dried apricot flavours, overlaid with a tropical lushness of melon and pineapple. Ripe sweetness, yet tangy, with sweet and sour zip flavours like baked apples with clove spice, wood spice and honey on the finish.
Alc: 11.0  RS: 154  pH: 3.56  TA: 9.5  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2006
Chenin Blanc with Botrytis. We are blessed with botrytis most years and with multiple pickings (4/5 times) manage to maintain a perfect natural acid balance with the sweetness, creating a wine of exceptional finesse and balance. This golden wine with fresh, green tones is in a lighter style, clean yet unctuously sweet. Sumptuous peach, apricot flavours, overlaid with a tropical lushness of melon and pineapple. Ripe sweetness, yet tangy, with sweet and sour zip, wood spice on the finish.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 115.7  pH: 3.68  TA: 7.8  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2007
This golden wine with fresh, green tones is in a lighter style, clean yet unctuously sweet. Sumptuous peach, apricot flavours, overlaid with a tropical lushness of melon and pineapple. Ripe sweetness, yet tangy, with sweet and sour zip, wood spice on the finish.

"It has so much class and breeding that it never once breaks into full on sweetie mode, preferring to hint and tempt with flashes of honey and tropical fruit and then moments of crunchy nut and brittle toffee - rapture!" - Matthew Jukes' Top 50 from Cape Wine 2008

Alc: 12.5  RS: 130  pH: 3.67  TA: 8.2  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2008
This rich, unctuous wine is the product of old Chenin Blanc bushvines which start their autumn days in a morning mist. This late season humidity brings on a natural botrytis and we harvest the vines 4 or 5 times to maintain a perfect natural acid balance with the sweetness, creating a wine of exceptional finesse and balance.
Alc: 11.0  RS: 154  pH: 3.54  TA: 7.8  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2009
This rich, unctuous wine is the product of old Chenin Blanc bushvines which start their autumn days in a morning mist.

Very enticing, with glazed peach, ginger and creamed pear notes backed by a lingering note of orange zest. Plump and racy, with the contrast bringing you back for another sip. Great length.

Alc: 11  RS: 135.8  pH: 3.61  TA: 7.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester Three Halves 2009
With much forethought and careful tasting we are constantly on the lookout for something special and unique. Iconic winemaker Ken Forrester has set his sights firmly on producing a great Mediterranean styled blend from the finest grapes available in the Cape.
Alc: 15.0  RS: 3.40  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.85  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester Sparklehorse (MCC) 2013
Ken Forrester Wines has a superb reputation for Chenin Blanc, and this first sparkling wine in the classic tradition is no exception.
Alc: 12.0  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.09  TA: 6.4  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester Sparklehorse (MCC) 2011 -  SOLD OUT
Ken Forrester Wines has a superb reputation for Chenin Blanc, and this first sparkling wine in the classic tradition is no exception.
Alc: 12.5  RS: 6.3  pH: 3.20  TA: 7.4  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Ken Forrester Sparklehorse (MCC) 2012 SOLD OUT -  SOLD OUT
Ken Forrester Wines has a superb reputation for Chenin Blanc, and this first sparkling wine in the classic tradition is no exception.
Alc: 12.0  RS: 2.68  pH: 3.21  TA: 6.41  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

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