Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2004
Intense and seductive nose that you can sniff a long time - deep and hard to unravel but still very lively - strawberries, wine gums and hints of icing sugar keep it fresh and interesting. On the palate it’s classic Rockford - not a heavy weight at all but full of class, plums, cola, turkish delight. It’s very long in a fine and fragrant way rather than trying to overpower you with oak tannin and alcohol , finishes savoury and is simply a lovely wine. No word of warning other than it’s a 2004, the tannins are built to last and consequently do what I couldn’t - leave it alone. Come back in 2015 …
I am getting slightly blase about shiraz but this wine seriously rocks, if you can find any.
Cheers - Jay