Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2006

Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2006

I have had this a couple of times in the past few months, and either the wine has settled and improved significantly in those intervening months, or is it just a cork variance. Either way, I think I have consumed both of these bottles too early. I reckon 8 years (or thereabouts) is a good ballpark figure to the start of its drinking window. A bright nose, lively fruits, plums, fruitcake, Christmas spices, cinnamon, with a touch of caramel and earth, and some varnish and spice. The palate is strongly flavoured, robust black fruits, plums, spices, earth, new leather, caramel and something not unlike stalk. Enjoyable now, and though there certainly is a lot to contemplate when swirling the wine, it should be better with another 5 years.

Other vintages: 2004

Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : Sep09 and Dec09
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $51
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2015+
Source : Cellar
Website : Rockford

This entry was posted in $50 to $100, Australia, Barossa Valley, Price, Shiraz, Varietal/Style, Wine. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2006

  1. Neville says:

    Love this vintage. Got rid of my others and bought six more of these 🙂

  2. griff says:

    As you haven’t been well I wont mention the recycled bottle shot 🙂 I bought a few of these on spec and have yet to try. A 2001 was in a nice place a few days ago which lends weight to your 8 year theory.



  3. Rudy says:

    Agree on the eight year theory too – the BPs seem to get added complexity at that stage.

    Cheers Mark

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *