Rockford 2018 Reds Release Mixed Dozen


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The Ultimate Rockford Red Mixed Pack Contains:

3 x Rockford Moppa Springs GSM 2018 - 93Pts, Gary Walsh, TWF

"Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro, and arguably pretty good value if you want to experience the typical Rockford style.

Kind of walnutty and old school in feel, but there’s some perfume in the mix too. Red and black fruit, savoury tobacco and dark chocolate flavours, medium-bodied, fine grained tannin, tastes dark, but keeps itself pretty fresh. Finish is good too. Like this."

3 x Rockford Rod & Spur Cabernet/Shiraz 2018 - 93Pts, Gary Walsh, TWF

"Two thirds shiraz, one third cabernet. Though when you drink the wine you’d be ok thinking it was the other way around. A potent cabernet year, here, it seems. Anyways, the Aussie classic rolls on.

It’s a delight, understated in a way though texture is loose-knit and supple while the perfume reeks of blue fruits, mint, gum leaf and salt bush. The palate does wonders in texture, gently staining the tongue, soft in the finish and yet a sense of ghostly train tracks of tannin makes things matter in structure and length. A deep sigh of red wine with flavour writ large, beautiful velvety feel and this great sense of freshness and lift too. Ripper drinking."

3 x Rockford Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - 95Pts, Gary Walsh, TWF

"Rifle to my head, I’d say this is arguably the best red in the Rockford range.

Beautiful wine here. Plum, blackberry, a little liquorice, violet, a tiny bit of roast red capsicum. It’s medium-bodied, delivers intense flavour with a dried rose thing happening, tight tannin, again just a little of that roast sweet vegetable adding complexity, freshness and excellent length. A wonderful expression of Barossa red. Thoroughly charming."

3 x Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2018 - 94+Pts, Gary Walsh, TWF

"This 2018 seems like something of a return to form for Rockford BP, at least for my tastes, and maybe a little more like the wines from days of yore.

Red and black fruit, a little walnut, some vanilla/cedar oak, and rosy perfume. It falls more to medium-bodied, has freshness, nutty and savoury flavours, but with brightness of fruit. Tannin offers a gentle grip and graininess, and the finish has fragrance and good length. A very good release. Classic Rockford style. Good to see."


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