Category:  Consignment
Product #:  186386
Bottles per Case:  6
Price : $69.95


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2012 Rockford Estates 'Rod & Spur' Cabernet Shiraz

Varietal:  Shiraz / Syrah and Grenache/Garnacha
Region:  Barossa Valley, Australia
Winery:  Rockford Estates


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Situated on a premier property for viticulture, Rockford produces some of the most sought-after wines in the world. Rockford’s grape flavours are unique and spectacular - Rockford emphasizes the use of old, low-yielding dry-land vineyards. Winemaker Robert O`Callaghan wine is regarded as one of the tops in Barossa Valley.

Tasting Notes

We never quite know if the Rod & Spur blend is going to be dominated by Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine doesn't lie. You can't force a blend one way or another. When you slide it over your tongue, the truth is in the glass.
As this wine evolves, the two varieties, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon float and intertwine with each other. When the wine is young the Cabernet Ssauvignon component can poke its head and reveal its varietal make up, on the other occassions the Shiraz can dominate showing spice and soft tannins. It's when the blend is showing some bottle age that we see the two varieties complement each other and work as one to make a complex and balanced wine. This year Shiraz dominates the blend at 65%.
The 2012 vintage offered us so many choices on the tasting bench, that putting the final wine together was a real joy. In fact, it was one of the most pleasurable blending exercises I've been involved in. We did it in one take! There was simply no debate having all agreed that the first wine we blended was the one.


B&W is the Ontario agent for wineries from around the world. B&W Wines does not sell beverage alcohol -according to LCBO regulation, we act as a facilitator in arranging for the purchase and delivery of wine from the LCBO within the Province of Ontario. Prices include LCBO markups & taxes, and our agency fee. Prices shown below are per bottle. LCBO 'sale price' is available upon request. Delivery charges may apply. Refundable bottle deposit is not included in prices. Bottles must be returned to The Beer Store for deposit refund. Prices & availability are subject to change, please confirm before ordering. E&OE

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