Red

2008 Rockford Shiraz Basket Press

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • GregK59 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 16, 2022 - Agree with all previous reviewers. Outstanding wine drinking at its peak but with plenty of time left.

  • Tony1157 Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 23, 2021 - Christmas Eve celebration after a 3 hour decant. Deep ruby colour with black elements, big nose with blue and some black fruits, and a big, powerful palate that softened appreciably over the 2-hour drinking window. Savoury but with black and blue fruits giving a delicious mouthfeel, and a satisfyingly long finish. The final glass was very soft in the mouth - wonderful.

    This is still a young wine but it is drinking beautifully now. Many years ahead of it and I am loking forward to seeing how it develops.

  • Colin Petersen Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 2, 2021 - Best Rockford I've had in a while. I'm impressed how young and fresh this looks given 2008 has been a bit of an inconsistent year in my experience.

    Big and weighty in the mouth, no surprise the alcohol is 14.5%. A touch hot I guess but why are you drinking old style Barossa if you don't want a bit of that?
    Starts sweet with blackcurrant and black cherries, but then turns savoury with sour plum and black olive. There's also a little bitterness, probably slightly over-extracted but it's not unpleasant.
    Some bite in the acid and tannins say this could have waited quite a few years yet.

  • Dsen wrote: 94 points

    April 3, 2021 - Classic

  • woodap Likes this wine:

    June 27, 2020 - Rich black fruits, liquorice, five spice, coffee. Youthful.

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  • By Sarah Ahmed
    Langtons Top 40, 6/30/2017 (link)

    (Rockford, Basket Press Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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    6/6/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/17/2016 (link)

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    2/24/2016 (link)

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  • By James Halliday
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  • By Gary Walsh
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rockford
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Basket Press
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley
  • UPC Codes 2100003767950, 400001769386, 9311789000664

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,681 (72%)
  • Consumed 647 (28%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Pizza, Tail and tongue

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  24 votes

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