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2000 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

Wine Notes

Tasting note: Medium red-purple; a very traditional style, with red and black fruit flavours merging into vanilla oak on the bouquet; riper, dark berry fruit comes through on the smooth but not particularly complex palate; for once, seems slightly off the pace. (31-Jan-2003) [James Halliday]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $118   From: $113   To: $137

Search Rank 683 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 683rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 652nd

Score: 90   When to drink: 2003 to 2015
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
93/100   2005 to 2008
92/100    
90/100    
87/100   2003 to 2010
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Price History for 2000 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia
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Grape Variety

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are pronounced enough to consider them distinct varieties. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and is virtually synonymous with wine regions such as the Barossa Valley.

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Region
  • The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. The region takes its name from the 'Barossa' ranges and the 'Valley' created by the North Para river, which connects the main towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Lyndoch.

    Located at a latitude of 34°S, the region's geography is dominated by valley floors and rolling hills which sometimes reach altitudes where white grapes can be grown without compromising their character. The ...more

  • Barossa is one of the six wine-producing zones of South Australia. It is divided into two sections: the Barossa Valley, and the Eden Valley, both of which have their own separate Geogr...more

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