Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2013 (Barossa Valley, South Australia) "...plum, coffee grounds, pepper..."
Located over the train lines on Krondorf Rd coming into Tanunda (from Adelaide), Rockford’s prides itself on traditional values, hand made wines and quality fruit. Having a reputation for quality, it has amassed a loyal following, and its premium wines are very hard to get outside of South Australia with the rarest releases only available to select members of the “Stonewallers”, a private club managed by the winery.
The flagship, old vine Shiraz with a fanatical following of wine enthusiasts. An elegant, traditionally made Barossa Shiraz of finely, focussed fruit. Good vintages can sell upwards of $120+ at auction. The problem for anyone considering this wine for a quick profit is that the release is carefully managed and availability is restricted to cellar door, restaurants and a handful of bottles shops around Australia.
"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. Drink by 2036." - 95 points, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion