Rockford Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

I’m sitting here in the Barossa drinking a beer. It’s hot enough – about 35 degrees Celsius, in early-ish November. I’ve just been down to taste a few wines at Rockford. They didn’t really blow my socks off – but then, once you get past the Black Shiraz and the Basket Press Shiraz the Rockford wine quality often drops fairly rapidly away. Not that they’re poor wines – they’re just not outstanding. The 08 white frontignac though was its normal, sweet, grapey, easy-to-glug down self.

But to matters at hand – the 05 cabernet.

It’s a herbal, dusty wine but it has a good dollop of chocolaty, curranty flavour supporting those aromas/flavours, which makes all the difference. This is an attractive drink. There’s a sense of earthiness here and a tarry, toffeed rush of tannin (along with a touch of warmth – though it is a warm day) through the finish. I’d be more than happy drinking this though at the price, it’s not what you would call great value. A good Rockford cabernet.

Price : $35 cellar door
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2011 - 2016

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