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Rockford `Rifle Range` Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (3 x 750mL), Barossa Valley

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0011-2472890

Part of Sale: Iconic Aussie Fine Wines – Warm Up Your Winter

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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$91.34
per bottle
$274
per pack

Quantity Available: 1

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Closed: 02/07/2019 8.30 PM AEST

Overview

Rifle Range, which was in the hills at the back of Krondorf for nearly a hundred years is now covered in vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon from the surrounding vineyards a glass of traditional, rich, soft Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon is still being raised

Most people would be unaware that Cabernet Sauvignon has been planted in the Barossa since at least 1888. Barossa Cabernets are rich, full flavoured wines and are a perfect fit into the Rockford stable. The fruit for this wine comes predominantly from vineyards along Rifle Range Road. The ‘Biscay’ soil of these vineyards is heavy clay, lending the wine its full flavour and earthy tones. The perfect wine to hide in your cellar, for as long as you are able.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Wingara

Winery Tasting Notes

Sumptuously and deeply ripened, but with the brightness and vivaciousness that derives from a later season such as 2015, this mouthfilling and supple wine delivers luscious cassis, dark plum, and mulberry flavour backed by chocolatey, cedary oak and a fine, pliant spine of loose-knit tannins. It’s smooth and approachable, but will certainly develop in the bottle. Drink 2023-2027+

Medals & Trophies

93 Points Robert Parker - I adored the 2015 Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon, which shows a purity of fruit rarely seen in Cabernet. Saturated mint and cassis aromas and flavors allow just hints of oak to peek through. It's full-bodied and structured to age a decade or more but silky enough to drink now, with a long, smooth finish.

Vintage
2015
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Rockford - The wines are sold through Adelaide retailers only (and the cellar doo) and are unknown to most eastern Australian wine-drinkers, which is a great pity because these are some of the most individual, spectacularly flavoured wines made in the Barossa today, with an emphasis on old, low-yielding dryland vineyards.

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
T.P - West Perth WA02/07/2019 8.17.40 PM AESTAU $274 11
B.D - ASHBURTON VIC02/07/2019 8.10.03 PM AESTAU $269 10
B.S - Cottesloe WA02/07/2019 7.58.24 PM AESTAU $179 10
L.T - Hyde Park SA02/07/2019 6.47.50 PM AESTAU $174 10
A.J - Cremorne NSW02/07/2019 5.46.19 PM AESTAU $169 10
P.H - KILSYTH VIC30/06/2019 6.27.46 PM AESTAU $134 10
R.O - East Ryde NSW28/06/2019 9.28.13 PM AESTAU $129 10
T.N - Campbellfield VIC29/06/2019 6.54.44 PM AESTAU $129 10
M.R - BRAESIDE VIC26/06/2019 9.24.38 AM AESTAU $104 10
E.S - West Footscray VIC25/06/2019 11.02.36 PM AESTAU $89 10
S.J - Denham Court NSW25/06/2019 11.10.40 AM AESTAU $49 10
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