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Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2009 (2 x 750mL), Barossa, SA

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0063-2472211

Part of Sale: Pennies from Heaven ~ Grange, St Henri, Bin 389 & More

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: 28/05/2019 8.30 PM AEST


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SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Medium red-purple; this is in the heartland of Barossa Valley shiraz style, the custom-made bottle a throwback to the 1940s; the bouquet is fragrant, and hides no secrets: silky, ripe tannins, abundant blackberry and spice fruit, and oak in perfect unison.

Rating 95 - Drink by 2029 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

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
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
F.D - BRISBANE CITY QLD28/05/2019 8.40.53 PM AESTAU $338 11
D.C - St Georges SA28/05/2019 8.37.12 PM AESTAU $333 10
T.L - Willetton WA28/05/2019 7.44.48 PM AESTAU $323 10
T.P - West Perth WA28/05/2019 7.25.08 PM AESTAU $318 10
M.M - BICTON WA28/05/2019 1.34.15 PM AESTAU $308 10
A.K - Mosman NSW24/05/2019 6.16.16 PM AESTAU $293 10
s.s - Ashgrove QLD22/05/2019 8.20.55 PM AESTAU $283 10
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