Rockford Basket Press Shiraz (Barossa Valley, South Australia)

Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2014 (Barossa Valley, South Australia) " fruit, plum, pepper..."

Regular price $274.95 Sale

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.

"Quintessential Basket Press, bowing to no passing fad or fancy, the high-shouldered, brown glass bottle with Rockford Wines embossed on its base and the distinctive label that will never change because it's so perfect. It's a manifestation of the wine it contains, always very good, this vintage outstanding. I taste well over 5000 wines per year for the Wine Companion, and am never tempted to swallow during a day-long tasting session - well, this wine was the exception to prove the rule. Its balance, mouthfeel and silky purple and black fruits are perfect." - 99 Points, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion