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Basket Press Barossa Valley Shiraz

9.618 ratings
9.72 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Simon Gilligan

A bit clunky, too jammy, overripe plum flavours. Structure not quite there to contain it. Haven't drunk anything other than 2002 at this point, but don't think I'll be looking for more.

A bit clunky, too jammy, overripe plum flavours. Structure not quite there to contain it. Haven't drunk anything other than 2002 at this point, but don't think I'll be looking for more.

Mar 18th, 2016
Simon Gilligan

The legend but not a great vintage so I read. Had been lovingly cellared since purchase and had plenty of life in it. Rich and ripe black fruits, big with subtle velvety tannin. Only BP I've tasted.

The legend but not a great vintage so I read. Had been lovingly cellared since purchase and had plenty of life in it. Rich and ripe black fruits, big with subtle velvety tannin. Only BP I've tasted.

Apr 18th, 2015
John Grandfield

Any description would be unjust

Any description would be unjust

Nov 22nd, 2019
Steven Lee

NYE 2018. Slight bitter but nose of chalky powder and slight mineral. There are good fruits but slightly bitter finish. Some herbecous

NYE 2018. Slight bitter but nose of chalky powder and slight mineral. There are good fruits but slightly bitter finish. Some herbecous

Dec 31st, 2018
Michael Mathews

Holy smokes. This is the best of Australian Barossa valley wine. This Shiraz was gifted to me 13 years ago by a good friend, Ron Candy - a gentleman of gentleman. A true Ozzie with a heart of gold. It was on this date too, while I was living in Sydney, 13 years ago that I lost my friend, my golf buddy, my business partner and father-in-law Herb Schimeneck to the wicked complications and consequences of cancer. If you’re drinking tonight, and so moved, raise a glass to Ron, and especially to Herb - two great men that helped me became a better version of myself than I could have imagined or hoped for. Cheers to you all.....my friends today and of tomorrow.

Holy smokes. This is the best of Australian Barossa valley wine. This Shiraz was gifted to me 13 years ago by a good friend, Ron Candy - a gentleman of gentleman. A true Ozzie with a heart of gold. It was on this date too, while I was living in Sydney, 13 years ago that I lost my friend, my golf buddy, my business partner and father-in-law Herb Schimeneck to the wicked complications and consequences of cancer. If you’re drinking tonight, and so moved, raise a glass to Ron, and especially to Herb - two great men that helped me became a better version of myself than I could have imagined or hoped for. Cheers to you all.....my friends today and of tomorrow.

Feb 14th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Notes of prune, chocolate and a touch of liquorice. Deep ripe fruit flavours. From a good Barossa vintage, at 13 years of age at its peak which I expect to be maintained for some time. An icon of the Barossa. Excellent wine.

Notes of prune, chocolate and a touch of liquorice. Deep ripe fruit flavours. From a good Barossa vintage, at 13 years of age at its peak which I expect to be maintained for some time. An icon of the Barossa. Excellent wine.

Nov 29th, 2015
Remo Carbone

Still big - lots of fruit. Powerful. Very Australian Shiraz

Still big - lots of fruit. Powerful. Very Australian Shiraz

Aug 7th, 2015
Ryan O'Keefe

Very hard to split between vintages, once it opens up amazing

Very hard to split between vintages, once it opens up amazing

Jul 5th, 2015
Jonathan Badcock

Standout shiraz

Standout shiraz

Mar 17th, 2015
Paolo Orso

Pretty good wine, amazing texture and great finish. Classic basket press

Pretty good wine, amazing texture and great finish. Classic basket press

Feb 17th, 2015