Rolf Binder Heysen Shiraz 2017
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
The Heysen shiraz is aptly named after the famous trail (a must for any hiking aficionado) that meanders past Rolf Binder’s estate in the Barossa Valley and offers stunningly unique views of this treasured part of South Australia. Its beauty may only be matched by what you’ll discover in this shiraz.
Prepare yourself for an experience of indulgence, beauty and precision. Its rustic and earthen aromatics ensure a serious wine built on intrigue and its lusciously fruity palate of ripened plums and blackcurrants give way to a succulent and moreish finish that lingers. Wrap that up in subtle background notes of Christmas cake spices, mint and eucalyptus; you’ll discover new flavours with every single sip you take.
Made from vines planted by Rolf himself in the early 70’s, settled in large format french oak and the tiniest splash of cabernet added for density and structure; to experience this wine is to experience a portion of Barossa history.
Halliday Wine Companion
“A wander on the Heysen walking trail on the western border of the Rolf Binder estate probably elicits the same Aussie bush scents as its namesake shiraz: pepperberry, briar, touch of mint, eucalypt. It beautifully encapsulates a sense of place. Stands tall in the glass with pronounced black plums, currants, nutmeg, cloves. Palate is velvety, tannins are plush and the oak shows care.”
Full price $70.00 from the producer.
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'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.