Red

2013 Rockford Cabernet Sauvignon Rifle Range

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • A_Steady Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 7, 2020 - Pop n pour, took an hour or so to open up.

  • Matt@5453 Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 6, 2019 - On pulling the cork and tasting an initial sample it was quite closed.
    I double decanted and then left in the bottle for 3 hours, the wine opened up nicely. The nose is beautifully fragrant with blackberries and a 'chariness' from the oak.
    The palate is medium bodied showing cassis, chocolate, dried herbs, a hint of raspberry and well supported by what I call Rockford's trademark 'Chary' Oak. A very slight hint of development with the ripe tannins in my mind softening since the last time I tried this on release. The palate is very good, perhaps not as long finish as I was expecting, but that is a minor 'blip' on what I considered a very good wine. I'm happy to open my next one at 10 years of age.

  • GD77 wrote: 90 points

    February 4, 2019 - After the brilliant 2010 and great 2012. Perhaps not quite as easy vintage but this wine is so very different to the past mentioned two. An apple in an onions clothing. Its ripe, which is probably the reason there is a bit of extra oak in this, but it is not a wine that sits happily in its shoes. Its an ok drink but lacks any resemblance to real cabernet. Bloated in regionality, sun and sappy oak this could have been much better. Nose sucks. Palate is very good. 90.

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  • Mic Mac Likes this wine:

    May 14, 2017 - Very nice, but way too young

  • azzah Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 4, 2015 - Wow, what a great wine. Has this become the best wine in the Rockford stable? The 10, 12 and now 13 are great, even if this is a bit lesser than the previous two vintages. Blackcurrant, cassis, chocolate, vanilla, autumn leaves. Pretty rounded and plush tannins for a cabernet. There's a bit of heat but it's not really distracting from the whole. Really great to drink now, and there's no harm doing so, but even better in a few years. Very enjoyable.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rockford
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Rifle Range
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley

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  • In Cellars 1,110 (85%)
  • Consumed 191 (15%)

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