Current Vintage: 2012
The famous Heysen Walking Trail runs along the western border of the Rolf Binder estate and the Shiraz vineyard adjacent to it is home to some special vines planted in 1972.
The Heysen Shiraz is one of the flagship wines for the Rolf Binder brand, first made in 1989. It's made from dry grown Shiraz and varying amounts of 1-4% Cabernet Sauvignon, depending on the vintage.
Matured in French puncheon barrels, the Heysen is characterised by a velvety texture and delicate softness.
Drink now to 2028.
“An elegant, spicy/savoury wine, with red fruits walking in lockstep with fine-grained tannins and integrated oak. Will continue on the same path for years to come…”
94 points, James Halliday
Wine Companion 2016
“A traditionally produced Barossa shiraz that shows the classic regional characters of deep blackberries, fruit-cake spices, macerated plums, liquorice, chocolate and seasoned-oak nuances. In the mouth it displays a gentle flow across the palate with plenty of blackberry-and-plum-fruit drive, hints of baking spices, chocolate, slightly overt oak and liquorice. Gentle tannins, fine acidity and a lingering finish that resonates with spicy fruit trails off nicely. Old school Barossa and quite delicious drinking. Drink in 2018”.
90 points, James Suckling, Wine Critic