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Sunday 8 June 2014

Foster é Rocco Sangiovese Riserva 2009

Adam Foster and Lincoln Riley (aka Rocco - I think it's because he looked an adult movie star of the same name). Bottle strokers (Foster ex-Somm of the Lakehouse in Daylesford; Riley current purveyor of booze at Stokehouse).

Deep garnet in colour, cheery, hints of almond, dried herb segueing to savoury woody notes,

It's the palate where the joy happens. Ultra-smooth, cherry, boysenberry with acid still present and freshening. I'd suggested this is good for another 6-7 years at least.

Tannin is fine, drawing a savoury line of substantive length showing cherry, touches of earth and spice. Up there in price granted. 92

Tasted on: Sunday 1st June, a Flower Day 
Source: Retail, Grand Central Cellars
Price: $50 ish
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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