Rockford `Basket Press` Shiraz 1999 (2 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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$175 per Bottle
$350 per pack
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SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Marvellous ripe and luscious, but superbly measured shiraz, steeped in heady aromas of briary small red and black berry fruit and enhanced by a measured maturation in smoky chocolate/vanilla oak. A velvet-smooth and creamy palate presents layer upon layer of ripe cassis, plum and red berry fruit, punctuated by the musky white pepper and licorice flavours of old Barossa vines. Beautifully balanced, and not a dead grape in sight.

Rating 96 - Drinkt to 2011+ Tasting note by Jeremy Oliver, Wine Genius

"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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