2019 Rockford Rod & Spur Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz


The name Rod & Spur acknowledges the contribution of Rockford's growers who spend the cold Barossa winters hand-pruning the vines in the traditional "rod and spur" method.

This wine itself is a return to the great Australian reds of the 1950’s and 60’s, when Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon blends dominated the premium market. This very Australian wine is not common in any other region of the world.

All components for this classic Rockford red are aged separately in a combination of seasoned American and French oak hogsheads and large vats to allow the tannins to soften and colours and flavours to consolidate. The 2019 vintage was drier and warmer than average, giving a lower yield of high quality fruit with deep, concentrated colour and spicy aromatics. The wine is a great reflection of this vintage and reinforces how perfectly suited the Barossa’s Mediterranean climate is for these pioneer varieties.

Tasting Note: This unfurls with a generous helping of sweet spice and a voluptuous blackcurrant aroma, which gives way to a full, robust flavour of further crunchy black fruit, mild tannins, and a delicate hint of vanilla. A natural acidity ties the bouquet and fruitiness of the palate together, resulting in a sensational wine to be savoured now or over the next 5-10 years.

Origin: Barossa, Australia

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

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Established in 1984, Rockford prides itself on being a traditional Australian winery. Founded by Robert O’Callaghan, the winery is a family-owned Barossa institution using traditional Barossa varieties some of which have vines dating back to the 1880s.

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