Ranked #3 of 78 2007 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
There is some forward development in colour, bouquet and palate, but the wine is utterly charming and very complex. There are raisin, dark chocolate, blackberry aromas and hints of squashed ants (formic acid). It's deliciously supple and lush on the palate, full-bodied and softly textured, smooth and seductive. A very more-ish drink, now showing very attractive maturity.
Drink: 2016 to 2027
92 Points James Halliday
Good hue; made in the usual laid back Rockford style, deliberately traditional and thus a true reflection of the vintage conditions that invest the wine with some briary characters needing time to soften. Drink to 2022.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2010