Ken Forrester Dirty Little Secret Three


Following the Massive success of number 2 with a  94/100 Tim Atkin MW. We bring you No3 


This DLS project has evolved and become more complex since we selected this incredible vineyard in 2015. These vines are bush or gobelet trained, planted with no irrigation in totally sandy soils of decomposed granite at approx 650m above sea level facing the west coast and Elands Bay. Even more importantly this vineyard was planted in 1959… Such potential and such promise, the challenge was could I do it justice? And what was the best way to illustrate the produce of this exceptional, totally rare and unique vineyard?

I decided that the most complete picture of this amazing vineyard was in fact the complex blend of multiple vintages – stored in very old French Oak 400L barrels as blends across the years and then added to and abetted with fresh juice for each release. This is our third release from 6 vintages and somehow this is, I believe, the most complete to date with a luscious and complex blend of 4 vintages from 2017-2020. The wine is somehow austere but rich, elegant and driven by a totally mineral core that holds all of the fruit and lasts forever on the palate

Alc 13.0%
TA 6.2
RS 2.0
pH 3.49


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