Australian Shiraz Rolf Binder Heinrich 2004 is an estate wine. Heinrich is named after Rolf Heinrich Binder, father and founder of the Rolf Binder family winery. This wine was created because of his love of the combination of the three classic Barossan grapes – Shiraz (Syrah in other countries), Mataro (Mourvédre) and Grenache. The Australian Shiraz comes from the Stephanie vineyard and the Mataro from the Chri'ro vineyard, both of which adjoin the winery, and the Grenache comes from the Western Ridge vineyard at Gomersal. This Australian wine was blended for taste and style, utilizing the body and strength of the Shiraz, the ripe confectionary fruit of the Grenache and the fine earthy tannins of century old Mataro. The Australian Shiraz blend has a brilliant crimson color that is very bright, almost glowing, and pales a little at the rim. It has a pure fragrant aroma that at times is floral, and violets come to mind, but also showing warm climate richness and ripeness. Rolf Binder Heinrich 2004 on the palate is much more delicate than that of Australian shiraz and builds gradually in the mouth, and finishes with satisfying, delicious fruit and fine tannins.
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Rolf Binder has become one of the most famous and sought after winemakers in South Australia, and is credited by many for putting many Australian wines on the map. His parents entered the Australian wine world in the mid 1950's, shortly after immigrating from Hungary. Rolf and Christa were raised in this enviornment and learned the art of winemaking from their earliest days. Rolf is the winemaker for several premium brands, and a consultant for many others. But only one brand crafted at his Veritas Winery bares his own name.
RATING: 91 Points - WINE SPECTATOR
"Brilliant crimson colour, very bright, almost glowing and pales a little at the rim; pure, fragrant aroma at times floral and violets come to mind but also showing warm climate richness and ripeness; the palate is much more delicate than that of shiraz and builds gradually in the mouth and finishes with satisfying, delicious fruit and fine tannins."
GOLD Medal - Australian Small Winemakers Show
93 Points - Gourmet Traveller Magazine
"A big, densely coloured, opulently flavoured Rhone blend, loaded with sweet blackberry, plummy fruit. Overtones of pepper from the mourvedre. Slightly pruney and borders on jammy. Well–structured, too: an excellent style." Score 93/100. Six plus years cellaring potential.
Rolf Binder Heinrich 2004 Information:
Varietal: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvédre
Category: Red Wine
Region Australia : South Australia : Barossa Valley
Producer: Rolf Binder