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Monday 2 September 2013

Rockford Black Shiraz 2009 Disgorgement

This was gifted to me by my brother-in-law on the birth of my first daughter. Therefore, I couldn't think of a more fitting moment to open, and share it, than on Father's Day. 

Wine can be so much more than just the contents within, and this wine - regardless of the disgorgement - will be inextricably linked to family and precious moments such as its receipt as a gift.

It's matured in large format old wood for three years before being tiraged. Further, it's left on years for 12 months before disgorgement. 

Opens with black cherry, touches of dried earth, plum and leather. Mousse here is fine, gentle, as is the bead. The palate shows off sweet liqueur of both red and black fruits. The body is fine, again, of a gentle nature.

Elements of licorice weave their way through the palate before a persistent finish of candied red fruits. So fine, yet also having at its core a rugged underbelly. As a wine it is so more-ish, so very Australian as a style. 93

Tasted on: Sunday 1st September, a Flower Day

Source: Gift
Price: $?
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

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