Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2004

Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2004

Every now and then I treat myself to a much-anticipated bottle. So it was with much expectation that I opened this wine. A relatively simple nose, showing purple jubes, plums, milk chocolate, a woody spice, a touch of acetone and more purple jubes. On the palate, bright fruits, rich plums and clean earth, but overwhelmingly confected and particularly acidic. A sour finish. Not much depth to the fruit, and it was at this point that I had to seek some counselling from the master Gary, because this just wasn’t right. Anyway, he had this a couple of years ago and rated it very highly, so I can only conclude that this wasn’t a typical bottle, hence the ‘?’ in the rating.

Rated : 87? Points
Tasted : Jun09
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $50
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2014+
Source : Cellar
Website : Rockford

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3 Responses to Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2004

  1. griff says:

    That sounds like a dud! Had this a couple of months ago and sour and acidic were NOT the operative words. Maybe a call to Rockford?

    cheers

    Carl

  2. Lincoln says:

    > Maybe a call to Rockford?

    hmm, not something I would normally contact a winery about. Perhaps I should try another bottle first :-\

  3. griff says:

    I admit that I haven’t as yet either. However bottle variation to that extent is upsetting. Would be wise to confirm with another bottle as you say.

    cheers

    Carl

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