Rockford `Basket Press` Shiraz 2013 (2x 750ml), Barossa Valley, Cork.

No Warranty Applies

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
$175 per Bottle
$350 per pack

Overview

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia

Expert Reviews

95 Points. James Halliday - Wine Companion.1 August 2017

The beautiful label, traditional brown bottle, and the wine within, all have an allure. It's the richness and depth of the tannin structure - velvety and ripe, the suppleness on the palate, the savoury thread with coffee grounds, pepper, bitumen and yes oak but everything in its place plus its heady perfume with florals and red plums.

92 Points. Gary Walsh - Wine Front. 24 March 2017

It’s a staple of many a wine cellar, so we cover it as best we can. Seem to be missing the 2007 vintage though, which is a shame.

It smells great, as do so many Rockford wines. Cherry and dark chocolate, tar and dried mint, a bit of spice and rosy vanilla perfume. Medium to full bodied, plum and cherry, sage and salt, open weave powdery tannin, fine acid balance, and modest length. The finish is certainly abbreviated compared to the 2014 Rifle Range, and I’d suggest that’s a more powerful Rockford experience this release. Still, good Basket Press with more complexity and nuance to come with bottle age.

Vintage
2013
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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