Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2018 - Barossa ValleyRegular price $264.00 Sale price $245.00 Save 7%
97 Point Barossa Shiraz
Made from grapes sourced from 60 to 140-year-old dry-grown vineyards. Fruit is hand picked then vinified using classic Barossa techniques including a 19th-century wooden Bagshaw crusher, open fermentation and basket pressing. Matured primarily in seasoned 300-litre French and American oak hogsheads and 2500-litre vats for two years.
"This 2018 seems like something of a return to form for Rockford BP, at least for my tastes, and maybe a little more like the wines from days of yore.
Red and black fruit, a little walnut, some vanilla/cedar oak, and rosy perfume. It falls more to medium-bodied, has freshness, nutty and savoury flavours, but with brightness of fruit. Tannin offers a gentle grip and graininess, and the finish has fragrance and good length. A very good release. Classic Rockford style. Good to see."
94+ Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front