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Rolf Binder Syrah Shiraz Barossa Valley Heysen 2004

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Medium to deep cherry black color. Pronounced ripe aroma, a cascade of complex earth and fruits which is a welcome though unexpected shock. Lovely palate though soft and it has plenty of weight and while it drifts easily over the palate you long for a touch more tightness. Leave for a few years and try again. WA 93pts.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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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.

External Reviews for Rolf Binder Syrah Shiraz Barossa Valley Heysen

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 93The backward 2004 Shiraz Heysen, aged 20 months in a combination of American and French oak, possesses a dense purple color as well as rich notes of blackberries, licorice, creosote, and camphor. This dense, full-bodied, ripe, powerful Shiraz includes 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, which is impossible to detect. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 12-15+.Wine Tasting NotesThis Shiraz grown in the Barossa Valley has been described as outstanding with ripe fruit flavors, balanced tannins and clear varietal character.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/19/2010

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 as it is something we are offering at OVER 40% OFF by the case. Robert Parker rated it 93+ and said “The backward 2004 Shiraz Heysen, aged 20 months in a combination of American and French oak, possesses a dense purple color as well as rich notes of blackberries, licorice, creosote, and camphor. This dense, full-bodied, ripe, powerful Shiraz includes 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, which is impossible to detect. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 12-15+.” Very Limited!


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2004 - Rolf Binder Heysen Shiraz - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml.



Medium to deep cherry black color. Pronounced ripe aroma, a cascade of complex earth and fruits which is a welcome though unexpected shock. Lovely palate though soft and it has plenty of weight and while it drifts easily over the palate you long for a touch more tightness. Leave for a few years and try again. WA 93pts.

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