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.
Jammy, with notes of pepper and a touch of licorice. Niceley balanced with addition of acid. Enjoyable..
External Reviews for Rolf Binder Shiraz Barossa Valley Heysen
Rolf Binder is a favorite of Robert Parker who calls him “one of Australia’s finest winemakers” His single vineyard Shiraz' routinely score 90 plus point ratings. This wine is very rare indeed. The Wine Advocate scored it 96 points saying "The 2005 Shiraz “Heysen” is a blend of three vineyards. It was aged in 40% new French oak, 20% new American oak, and the balance neutral French. The nose reveals wood smoke, toast, game, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry. This leads to an opulent, complex, and intensely flavored wine which merits 6-8 years in the cellar. This lengthy wine will drink well through 2025."