Price:  £13.95 | Case Rate: £13.25
Ex Tax: £11.63

Rolf Binder Wines - Halliwell Shiraz Grenache 2017

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Barossa Valley
  • Wine Maker: Rolf Binder
  • Grape: Shiraz Grenache
  • Grape Percentage: Shiraz 75%, Grenache 25%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.60
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Food Matching

Food Matching

This big, bold and beautiful wine can take on a whole range of gusty ingredients and flavours, though it is equally happy at a barbecue. Michel Roux Jr, in his book Matching Food and Wine: Classic and Not So Classic Combinations, suggests the following dishes, which gives an idea of what it can take on: duck confit and sauté potatoes; grilled marinated beef in Cantonese barbecue style; oxtail broth with pearl barley; pork shoulder stew with potatoes and chorizo sausage. Avoid overly subtle ingredients and preparations, cream sauces and anything too salty or spicy.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2009) JS: 90 (2012) WE: 91 (2005) KWG: 89.5 (2007)

Wine tasting notes

“What first strikes you with the bouquet of this wine is the abundance of glass filling berry fruit aromas. The subtle use of both old and new oak combined with soft tannins comes through on the palate. Strong full bodied characters last right through to the back of the palate and certainly linger, leaving your mouth wondering what was that truly sublime experience? Before you know it you’re tasting more. This wine will drink well now, showing off its ripe fruit characters. It will cellar for up to 6 years and reward you with a fully integrated wine fruit showing the benefits of age.” Rolf Binder

Winery Information

Rolf Binder Wines

Christa and Rolf form the heart of Rolf Binder wines, continuing a family wine-making tradition that spans nearly 60 years. Their parents arrived in Australia in 1950 ? just 2 amongst the many post-war immigrants from Europe and met a grape grower in the Barossa while working to help pay for their assisted passage. From such unlikely beginnings, a passion for the Barossa was born, a winery was purchased and a new life began. They soon came to appreciate the riches of the Barossa ? the old vine.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2009)90 pts

Feb 2012. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Blended of 75% Shiraz and 25% Grenache, the 2009 Halliwell Shiraz Grenache gives a deep garnet-purple color and notes of warm red currants, black cherries and kirsch with suggestions of black tea, licorice and dried roses. Fresh and fruity on the medium to full bodied palate, it has a medium level of silky tannins, lively acid and a long finish. Delicious now, it should keep through 2016+.

James Suckling (2012)90 pts

January, 2015. Full of peppermint and Australian olive-butter character, well harmonized with fresh red fruits and oak. Good finesse and a long, elegant finish. Drink now or in 2015.

Wine Enthusiast (2005)91 pts

Wine Enthusiast, wineenthusiast.com, (11/1/2007), 91pts (2005) –"This is 60% Shiraz and 40% Grenache, with the Grenache providing some volume and roundness while the Shiraz provides the more assertive flavor notes. It’s a heady blend of sweet—cola—and savory—black olive and coffee—notes, with a long, supple finish. Drink now–2015. J.C."

Ken's Wine Guide (2007)89.5 pts

Ken's Wine Guide - This opaque and dark ruby colored wine opens with a musty oak bouquet with a hint of black raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tart black raspberry with plenty of integrated smoky oak. There were also some hints of blackberry and plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are manageable. I would decant this wine and pair it with beef bourguignon. Enjoy - Ken

Vinification Notes

The Halliwell is hand and machine harvested. The wine comprises seven batches of grapes that are separately crushed, fermented and aged until bottling. The crush is fermented in 8 tonne open fermenters. The fermentation was completed in tank, the wines were then racked to barrel. Oak used for the Shiraz was 15% new oak, 45% shaven American and 40% two year old American Oak. For the Grenache, 50% shaven French, 30% shaven American and 20% two year old French. The wine was blended to style, utilising the strength of the Shiraz and the Veritas Grenache lots. Final bottling occurred in March 2008.