Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 1998
Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 1998 is very impressive wine. Very deep crimson colour, with deep crimson hue. Superb nose, with aroma of confectionary, vanilla and marzipan over a layer of spice plum and earth. The palate flavours are mouth filling, with strong flavours of plum, spice and black pepper, followed by layers of stewed fruit and liquorice on the back palate and just a hint of earth. Perfect balance, with fine grained tannins. Velvet smooth. Very long aftertaste of plum, spice, vanilla, black pepper and liquorice.
Robert O’Callaghan’s evocative Rockford Basket Press Shiraz is a tribute to the Barossa’s 19th and early 20th-century heritage. Made from grapes sourced from 60 to 140-year-old dry-grown vineyards (most from independent growers) across a range of Barossa soils, altitudes and micro-climates, the wine represents a rare and important post-colonial Australian aesthetic.
"It drinks like an airport novel, all guts and kisses, like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Syrupy blackberry. A soft mesh of oak. Length. Balance. Fruit integrity. A tarry earthiness that is pure Barossa. It is a very good wine, a mouth-romp. It is a wine to be lavished and enjoyed. 94 Points" - Campbell Mattinson
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz
Country - Australia
Region - Barossa Valley
Vintage - 1998
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14%