Rockford

Basket Press Barossa Valley Shiraz

9.410 ratings
9.31 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

This wine is made from assortment of 30 different growers of grapes. Barreled in 50-50 Americans & French oak. On the nose, blackberries, blueberries, black cherries, dry cherries, strawberry preserves, very soft spice, dark cola, black licorice and dry & fresh dark florals. On the palate, dry dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, anise, tarry notes, black licorice, black cherry cola, rhubarb, powdery dry tannins, crushed rocks, big red florals, warm spice, nutmeg, light clove, good acidity, bright leaner, ripe fruits with a consistent finish that lasts. Old wood baskets presses featured in the photo and the courtyard at Rockford.

This wine is made from assortment of 30 different growers of grapes. Barreled in 50-50 Americans & French oak. On the nose, blackberries, blueberries, black cherries, dry cherries, strawberry preserves, very soft spice, dark cola, black licorice and dry & fresh dark florals. On the palate, dry dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, anise, tarry notes, black licorice, black cherry cola, rhubarb, powdery dry tannins, crushed rocks, big red florals, warm spice, nutmeg, light clove, good acidity, bright leaner, ripe fruits with a consistent finish that lasts. Old wood baskets presses featured in the photo and the courtyard at Rockford.

Apr 17th, 2017
Tim Drury

Big

Big

Mar 15th, 2019
Simon Carter

Great nose! Cherry & dark chocolate. Medium bodied with sweet plum and berry fruit, fine acid & nice length. Huge potential for further cellaring (too young) - wish I had another dozen

Great nose! Cherry & dark chocolate. Medium bodied with sweet plum and berry fruit, fine acid & nice length. Huge potential for further cellaring (too young) - wish I had another dozen

Jan 13th, 2019
Rob Sonogan

It doesn't get much better than this out of Barossa. Exceptional wine. Opened after a Grange and was very close for such a young wine.

It doesn't get much better than this out of Barossa. Exceptional wine. Opened after a Grange and was very close for such a young wine.

Apr 14th, 2017
Rod Crowe

Delicious although would be better with a few years

Delicious although would be better with a few years

Jan 3rd, 2017
Angie Nguyen

Angie had this 8 months ago

Angie had this 8 months ago

Jun 15th, 2019
Chris Hubbard

Chris had this 2 years ago

Chris had this 2 years ago

Apr 8th, 2018
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 2 years ago

Ronald had this 2 years ago

Nov 1st, 2017
Ambre Soubiran

Ambre had this 3 years ago

Ambre had this 3 years ago

Apr 12th, 2017
Thomas Colman

Thomas had this 3 years ago

Thomas had this 3 years ago

Nov 16th, 2016