Region: Barossa Valley
Grapes: Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro
First Glance: Soft, Spicy, Savoury
This wine highlights the suitability of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz to some of the driest regions in the Barossa. The fruit is forked into 1880’s wooden Bagshaw de-stemmer before fermenting in open slate tanks. A 1890’s Robinson Basket Press slowly squeezes the remaining juice from the grapes, before the individual components are left to mature in seasoned oak casks. When the final blend comes together, layers of soft, savoury, spicy flavours are emerging and will continue to develop with a handful more years in bottle.
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 93pts
"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."