97 Points James Halliday
Nearly 30 parcels of old, dry-grown fruit from some of the finest grape-growing families in the Barossa. Open-fermented and matured in American and French oak for nearly 2 years. Deep colour; arguably the Barossa's most emblematic shiraz, faithfully reflecting the best features of a seamless assembly of district flavours picked at precisely the right time. This is fruit talking, not alcohol, not oak, not rough tannins. Drink to 2055.
Source: James Halliday.
The 2015 Rockford Basket Press follows on from the heavily lauded 2014 vintage which won James Halliday's Best Shiraz of The Year award with 99pts. Those in the know understand that the 2015 vintage in the Barossa was a stunner so it's likely that the 2015 Rockford Basket Press is even better than the 2014, if such a thing is possible! Certain to be a classic worth seeking out and cellaring.
Produced with selected small parcels of old, dry grown Barossa Shiraz from nearly thirty of the Barossa’s finest grape growing families. The vineyards are situated in
different sub-regions throughout the Barossa, which adds to the complexity and depth of flavours. The wine is hand made using equipment from the turn of the last century, then aged in American and French oak for two years. All this contributes to our objective to make the very highest quality traditional, soft, deep coloured, earthy Australian red wine which will bottle age.