Sunday, March 8, 2009

Rockford Basket Press Shiraz

I have not been a great follower of this wine, probably since my wife inadvertently drank a 1990 Basket Press with her friends for lunch. However, I have a few bottles of the 2000.

Surprisingly, the wine already shows quite a brown colour and looks very developed. It tastes of mulberries and has earthy, savoury flavours. The oak is very much in the background. Overall, the fruit is a little thin for a 'big Barossa', but the wine has nice silky flavours and good length. Probably not the best year for this wine, but it is quite interesting, as there is a lot going on. It needs to be drunk, though.  



Baz said...

Sounds odd. How was the the closure?

Alontin said...

The closure was fine, but I don't think it was a good year. Have you had any from 2000?