The Barrel by Ken Forrester

The Barrel by Ken Forrester


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Many of our regulars will know that there has been a wait for over 2 years on this exclusive wine, with The Wine Rooms being the only uk outlet to have stock of the latest vintage, we are super excited to at last bring this wine to you!


100% Mouvedre


Ken's stunning vineyards situated at the base of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch.


Ken vineyards are commonly referred to as the home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines.


Ken Forrester’s philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that suitably complement a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.


What started as a barrel tasting with Ken and some local heroes, 6 years ago, has now become an annual December release (albeit invariably fro m the cellar door). 


“The Barrel” was the result of a long, barrel wine tasting and the concept was to bottle the very best young barrels in the cellar – directly from the barrel, unfiltered and only in numbered magnum and double magnum bottles.


Taking inspiration from the Southern Rhône blends of France, this has great weight and depth without being over-powering.


Wild character with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus