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Rockford `Basket Press` Shiraz 2008 (2x 750ml), Barossa Valley, Cork

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0013-2472890

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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Closed: 02/07/2019 8.30 PM AEST


Robert O’Callaghan is the very modest owner and winemaker of Rockford Wines in the Barossa Valley. One of the most respected boutique wineries in Australia, Rockford produces the Basket Press Shiraz (first vintage 1984) and the Black Shiraz, a sparkling red that is almost black in colour. In the l970s when wineries were updating their equipment, Robert bought and restored buildings from the 1850's and old winemaking machinery so that he could make his wines using both traditional winemaking techniques and equipment - his only concession to the latter half of the twentieth century is refrigeration and some new forms of yeast. The Shiraz fruit is sourced from local growers – many of the best dry-grown old vine Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa – including around Kalimna, Ebenezer, the Eden Valley and Central Barossa. The vines are between 60 and 136 years old giving fruit of tremendous colour, power and richness.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 95 - Drink by 2028 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2011)

Strong red-purple; right in the mainstream of the Rockford Basket Press style, with blackberry, plum and a hint of mocha driving the bouquet, and the smooth, supple palate; you absolutely know the wine is idling along, unused power under the bonnet; perfect balance and structure.

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
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
B.D - ASHBURTON VIC02/07/2019 8.28.32 PM AESTAU $349 11
T.P - West Perth WA02/07/2019 8.17.30 PM AESTAU $289 10
G.F - Smithfield NSW02/07/2019 1.20.43 PM AESTAU $284 10
A.N - Dulwich Hill NSW02/07/2019 8.08.08 PM AESTAU $279 10
D.R - Sydney NSW02/07/2019 12.35.05 PM AESTAU $229 10
M.P - EAST MELBOURNE VIC01/07/2019 10.13.00 AM AESTAU $219 10
R.M - Stones Corner QLD27/06/2019 11.28.48 PM AESTAU $199 10
T.N - Campbellfield VIC27/06/2019 9.14.35 PM AESTAU $194 10
n.p - MOUNT PRITCHARD NSW27/06/2019 5.55.18 PM AESTAU $189 10
D.J - St Kilda VIC26/06/2019 6.54.16 PM AESTAU $184 10
P.D - Leichhardt NSW26/06/2019 1.33.10 PM AESTAU $159 10
L.d - Floreat WA26/06/2019 5.48.08 PM AESTAU $149 10
G.F - cheltenham NSW25/06/2019 1.54.37 PM AESTAU $129 10
B.D - Melbourne VIC25/06/2019 8.48.02 PM AESTAU $129 10
S.J - Denham Court NSW25/06/2019 11.28.07 AM AESTAU $59 10
z.w - Doncaster east VIC25/06/2019 1.43.43 AM AESTAU $54 10
M.H - Norwood SA24/06/2019 11.50.04 PM AESTAU $49 10
R.P - Malvern East VIC24/06/2019 10.14.21 PM AESTAU $9 10
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