97 POINTS | James Halliday
Rockford Basket Press Shiraz is always an iconic wine. Vinted from carefully selected parcels of premium Barossa fruit and made using old school equipment and techniques, Basket Press is ripe, opulent and powerful. This wine is sold under allocation and stocks are always extremely limited.
James Halliday writes "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."