Ken Forrester, The Misfits Cinsault, Western Cape, South Africa 2021
(at Menier Penthouse, London SE1, 27 Apr 2022)
The Decanter team enjoyed Tesco's Finest Cinsault earlier this year, and it seems to have made way for this equally delicious Cinsault, also from South Africa. Made by Ken Forrester, famous for his Chenin Blancs, this saw the grapes hand harvested, and fermented on wild yeasts. The grapes were partially de-stemmed with partial whole-bunch fermentation. This is all about bright, vibrant and juicy fruit. Red berries, even a hint of rhubarb, pure and easy drinking with a natural sweetness of fruit (but barely any residual sugar), and modest alcohol. Serve slightly chilled.
The Misfits Cinsault