Is there a better experience than drinking a Rockford Basket Press Magnum? 2002 was an lovely year in the Barossa. This is a classic Basket Press. The only downside (if indeed it is a downside at all) is knowing when to drink it. Especially given the bottles last 20 years!
One of Australia’s greatest Estates. Crafting wines from their Barossa base that reflect the region and its philosophy. They are best known for their old school and long lived ‘Basket Press Shiraz’ and their majestic ‘Black’ Sparkling Shiraz. But to focus exclusively on those would diminish the quality of the whole range of authentically and proudly Barossan wines.
One of the major wine regions or Australia. Known for making great Shiraz by any standard as well as Grenache, Mataro, Semillon and much more. There has been a lot of work finding the sub-regions that excel for each style and variety planted.
A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.