Rockford `Basket Press` Shiraz 2010 (1x 1.5L Magnum), Barossa Valley. Cork

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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
$550

Overview

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

Expert Reviews

Rating 93 - Drink to 2020 - Robert Parker, eRobertParker.com (FEB/2002)

Not considered a top-notch vintage but still very impressive, this is a youthful, unevolved wine that seemed every bit as backward as the 1996 and even more youthful than the 1997. Deep purple with sweet creme de cassis notes intermixed with underbrush, creosote, and pepper, very rich, vigorous, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, this is still a baby. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2020.

92 Points. Gary Walsh - Wine Front. 19 November 2012

This year, I prefer the Rifle Range Cabernet. I’m becoming increasingly less convinced by the 2010 vintage for Barossa Shiraz. Some beauties of course, but I like it less than, say, 2004.

Coal, aniseed, chocolate, vanilla, black fruit – very ripe year Rockford smells plus a little lift. It’s rich, fleshy and very ripe, perhaps veering towards porty (like 2002), though finds fair balance. There’s a little alcohol warmth, a lovely set of ripe silty tannin and some fresher raspberry fruit peeking out from behind the dark clouds. Unevolved and a little grunting as a youngster, but has good long term potential. Noted some herbal flavour in the after-taste. A good Basket Press and I could score it 93, though it was never in the hunt for anything higher.

Vintage
2010
Region
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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