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07 October 2020

Hastwell & Lightfoot [McLaren Vale SA], Fat'n'Skinny "Forgotten" Rose 2019

This 2019 Fat'n'Skinny "Forgotten" Rose from Hastwell & Lightfoot is one of a pair recently released under this quirky label.
It supposedly reminescent of Fat Holla & Skinny Gervanti's [2 grape pickers] recollections of the tastes & textures of their ancestral drops.
I'm not sure how much Italian tradition is reflected in this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz & Garnacha delivered with antipodean gusto
The vivid salmon / strawberry pink resplends through the clear bottle and cartoon label
The nose is primarily one of strawberry and cashews with wafts of leather and herbs.
The CS component imparts a definite tannic grunt whilst the other two varieties of the blend add flavour and broadness.
The assertive acid and grippy tannins make it a multi-directional drop meant to appeal to red, white and rose drinkers.
With only 160 cases produced, it should find a ready market at cellar door
Price: $22
Wine Category: Red Blends
Cellar: Now
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