Rockford

Basket Press Barossa Valley Shiraz

9.611 ratings
9.92 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Adam Dromi

Birthday dinner #wine. Wow. Showing great earth, spice, tar, leather, fruit and still some good acidity. A brilliant #barossavalley #shiraz my happy place. #aussiewine

Birthday dinner #wine. Wow. Showing great earth, spice, tar, leather, fruit and still some good acidity. A brilliant #barossavalley #shiraz my happy place. #aussiewine

Aug 24th, 2015
Jeannette Montgomery

Envy me. Asphalt and burnt tires, baked red fruits, and a gob-smacking structure that unfolds for hours. A typical Friday morning around here. (hell, yes!)

Envy me. Asphalt and burnt tires, baked red fruits, and a gob-smacking structure that unfolds for hours. A typical Friday morning around here. (hell, yes!)

Jan 11th, 2014
Nicole N

Amazing but not quite as good as the 1997. A little more austere.

Amazing but not quite as good as the 1997. A little more austere.

Feb 6th, 2020
Ira Schwartz

Inspired by @Fraser McKinley , I had to open this. Unfortunately I could not find the 1996 ( it is hiding somewhere). Shiraz while no longer my go to choice had always been well represented in my cellar. We all know Shiraz went through a period of polarization , thank you RP, however I have always enjoyed producers who got "it" right. The reality is Shiraz will never drink like Burgundy.
Rockford for me is a producer who gets "it". When you pour this into the decanter the color despite its age shimmers a beautiful shade of purple.
On the nose and the palate all the characteristics one comes to expect from a Rockford BP are there: tar, plums, a hint of VA, earth and most importantly well concealed alcohol and structure. It might be in its last year as a teenager but it will remain forever young.

Inspired by @Fraser McKinley , I had to open this. Unfortunately I could not find the 1996 ( it is hiding somewhere). Shiraz while no longer my go to choice had always been well represented in my cellar. We all know Shiraz went through a period of polarization , thank you RP, however I have always enjoyed producers who got "it" right. The reality is Shiraz will never drink like Burgundy.
Rockford for me is a producer who gets "it". When you pour this into the decanter the color despite its age shimmers a beautiful shade of purple.
On the nose and the palate all the characteristics one comes to expect from a Rockford BP are there: tar, plums, a hint of VA, earth and most importantly well concealed alcohol and structure. It might be in its last year as a teenager but it will remain forever young.

Aug 20th, 2017
Silvano Pezzotta

Basket press 1998. Bought and in my possesion until we popped the cork
5th December 2015 at ambrossini's restaraunt Magill Rd Nowood.
With Jeff Piotto and David Cal and friends

Decanter'd.

The fruit flavour was so very much present. The wine was so smooth and delectable with all its ingridents fused in harmony.

17 years in the waiting

Was worth every drop

Basket press 1998. Bought and in my possesion until we popped the cork
5th December 2015 at ambrossini's restaraunt Magill Rd Nowood.
With Jeff Piotto and David Cal and friends

Decanter'd.

The fruit flavour was so very much present. The wine was so smooth and delectable with all its ingridents fused in harmony.

17 years in the waiting

Was worth every drop

Dec 10th, 2015
Conrad Green

Interesting. A va high tone note. Quite focussed fruit

Interesting. A va high tone note. Quite focussed fruit

Jul 4th, 2015
Roy Newbury

One of my favourite wines

One of my favourite wines

Jul 12th, 2013
Thomas Ryan

November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019

Jan 12th, 2020
Damien Quinn

Damien had this a year ago

Damien had this a year ago

Jun 12th, 2019
Diederick Swagemakers

Diederick had this 2 years ago

Diederick had this 2 years ago

Dec 26th, 2018