Rolf Binder Red Blend Barossa Valley Halliwell 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The bouquet of this wine is the abundance of glass-filling up-front berry fruit aromas. The subtle use of both old and new oak combined with soft tannins comes through on the palate. “Halliwell” offers scintillating scents of truffle, earth, blueberry, black cherry, and kirsch liqueur. Strong full bodied characters last right through to the back of the palate and linger, leaving your mouth wanting more. Layered and full-flavored, with excellent depth and concentration, it has enough structure to evolve for several years. It should drink well through 2016.

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The vines in the vineyard were pruned and trellised in November (Spring), and their long shoots needed to be trained along the trellis. This was a vigorous growing time for the vines, and leading up to this vintage, we saw some of them already producing the small bunches of inflorescences (flowers) that will eventually become fruit.
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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External Reviews for Rolf Binder Red Blend Barossa Valley Halliwell

External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/22/2011

Although the deep ruby-tinged 2004 Shiraz/Grenache Halliwell seems superficial, it is outstanding in its purity, richness, and overall perfume. While it does not have the depth of its 2003 counterpart, this beauty should drink well for 5-7 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/22/2011

Rolf Binder's eponymous wines used to be sold under the Veritas label, but now his name is front and center. This entry-level Shiraz-Grenache offers a great introduction to the Binder style, combining a velvety mouthfeel with elegant notes of spice and earth. There's black and plum fruit, but uncommon complexity for an Australian wine in this price range.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

Bright and lively, with a refreshing balance to the cherry, rhubarb and blackberry flavors that hint at pepper and linger nicely against refined tannins. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/10/2013

Rolf Binderandrsquo;s eponymous wines used to be sold under the Veritas label, but now his name is front and center. This entry-level Shiraz-Grenache offers a great introduction to the Binder style, combining a velvety mouthfeel with elegant notes of spice and earth. Thereandrsquo;s black and plum fruit, but uncommon complexity for an Australian wine in this price range.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/10/2013

Although the deep ruby-tinged 2004 Shiraz/Grenache Halliwell seems superficial, it is outstanding in its purity, richness, and overall perfume. While it does not have the depth of its 2003 counterpart, this beauty should drink well for 5andndash;7 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

A sexy, knock-out effort for drinking over the next 5-7 years is the 2005 Shiraz/Grenache Halliwell. This aromatic blend of 60% Shiraz and 40% Grenache offers up notes of blueberries, raspberries, cherries, earth, spice, and a hint of oak. It is full-bodied with juicy, concentrated flavors, supple tannins, and a velvety, opulent finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/03/2012

Although the deep ruby-tinged 2004 Shiraz/Grenache Halliwell seems superficial, it is outstanding in its purity, richness, and overall perfume. While it does not have the depth of its 2003 counterpart, this beauty should drink well for 5ndash;7 years.


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The bouquet of this wine is the abundance of glass-filling up-front berry fruit aromas. The subtle use of both old and new oak combined with soft tannins comes through on the palate. “Halliwell” offers scintillating scents of truffle, earth, blueberry, black cherry, and kirsch liqueur. Strong full bodied characters last right through to the back of the palate and linger, leaving your mouth wanting more. Layered and full-flavored, with excellent depth and concentration, it has enough structure to evolve for several years. It should drink well through 2016.

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