Current Vintage: 2018
The Hanisch Shiraz is our flagship wine and a wine with a very special place in Rolf’s heart.
The wine is made from 100% Shiraz grown in the winery block ‘Chri-Ro vineyard’ and is named after the original owner of the vineyard, ‘Punch’ Hanisch. This special vineyard was purchased by the Binder family in 1968, then planted to vines in 1972 by Rolf Binder Senior and young Rolf (age 11).
By the mid 1980s, an 8-row section was recognised for intensely expressive Shiraz of intense aromas, deep colour and flavour. The first Shiraz from this vineyard was bottled in 1988 as the ‘Long Rows’ Shiraz.
A wine where absolutely no compromise is made – in fruit quality, oak quality, or in viticultural practices. The winemaking style remains a testament to this great wine and it is only produced in the very best vintages.
The Barossa is, of course, famous for Shiraz and the Hanisch sits amongst the classic, great wines from the region and has a for many years been rated on Langton’s Classification of Australia’s finest wines.
Complex flavours abound in this full-bodied wine with firm tannins and a long lingering finish. A wine to be enjoyed for many years to come.
This 2018 vintage is an impressively structured wine with dark chocolate, dark berry and plum fruits, superb concentration, ripe tannins, mocha oak and excellent length. Under correct cellaring conditions, this wine could be matured and enjoyed for up to 20 years.
Purchase 6 bottles, and receive 15% discount.
The Hanisch has been included in the ‘Excellent’ category of the Langton’s Classification of the top 101 wines in the country.
“Single vineyard, old vine Barossa shiraz heightens emotions, expectations. But first, a little air, please. Maybe one more swirl. It’s tight, a touch closed and will definitely take its own sweet time to reveal more. Briar, loganberry, red fruits, dusty oak all coming together nicely in balance, and as one.”
95 points, drink to 2036. 14.5% alc.
James Halliday, Wine Companion 2021
“Amazing red-noir hue. Waves of flavour, rich fruit doused in spices, licorice and oak spices too but everything in its place. Full-bodied, decisive tannins and impressive. A wine by design as much as place.”
95 points, drink to 2032. 14.5% alc.
James Halliday, Wine Companion 2020
“The flagship wine that’s a powerhouse of concentration, taking in 100% new oak – 75% American and 25% French then aged for 22 months. Flavours of coconut husk and raw cedar abound, but the fruit is taking it all in its stride. The full-bodied palate overflows with intense blackberries and currants, dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee and sturdy tannins. Yet it all comes together, gliding along to a decisive conclusion, just a touch of warmth on the finish.”
95 points, drink to 2030. 14.8% alc.
James Halliday, Wine Companion 2019
“A great example of the very best traditional style of Barossa Valley shiraz, precisely filled to the brim with black fruits, licorice, fine, but persistent, tannins and quality oak. It makes its point calmly, and won’t brook any dissent. Cork. 14.5% alc. 96 points, drink to 2048
James Halliday, Wine Companion 2017
“….A supremely elegant medium-bodied Shiraz that effortlessly stamps its blackberry and plum fruit on the palate, with exactly proportioned gently savoury tannins”.
97 points, drink to 2035.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
Robert Parker scores for other Hanisch releases:
2001 – 92 pts
2002 – 98 pts
2003 – 97 pts
2004 – 94 pts
2005 – 98 pts
2006 – 97 pts
2009 – 94 pts
2010 – 95 pts