Thursday, August 13, 2015

Rockford Basket Press Shiraz

The current Wine Spectator magazine reviews Australian wines. It starts off by saying there is not much vintage variation. Wow! Yesterday I openend the 2007 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz. What a difference this is to the 2009 which I reported on a few posts below.

2007 was a drought year and it shows in the wine. It is not as generous and lush in the mouth as the 2009. The mouthfeel is not as rounded. This is still a good wine, with intense plum and dark cherry characteristics. It is starting to age. The colour is mellowing and meat and charcoal flavours are emerging. The tannins are sharper.

All this is clearly a function of vintage variation.

Score: 91/+

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Thomas,

"The mouthfeel is not as rounded"

I interpret this comment as more of a sensation that you feel.........viscosity even?
Could you explain a little furhter please.

Thanks
Colin r

Shawn Deny said...

It is not as generous and lush in the mouth as the 2009. The mouthfeel is not as rounded.
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Alontin said...

Yes, Colin, viscosity would be a good term. There was also a dryness, which, combined with the firm tannins, created this sensation.