Hanisch Shiraz

Current Vintage: 2012

The Hanisch Shiraz is the flagship wine from Rolf Binder. Comprising 100% Shiraz grown in the Chri-Ro vineyard, the ‘Hanisch’ is named after the original owner of the vineyard, ‘Punch’ Hanisch. This special vineyard was purchased in 1968, planted to vines in 1972 by Rolf and his father. By the mid 1980’s a 1.6 hectare 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, in oak quality, or in viticultural practices. The winemaking remains a testament to this great wine. Barossa is, of course, famous for Shiraz and the Hanisch Shiraz sits amongst the classic wines from this region and has a for many years been rated on Langton’s Classification of Australian wines.

Complex flavours abound in this full-bodied wine with firm tannins, and a long lingering finish.
Cork closure. Drink to 2030.


Robert Parker Scores:

2001  –  92 pts

2002  –  98 pts

2003  –  97 pts

2004  –  94 pts

2005  –  98 pts

2006  –  97 pts

2009  –  94 pts

2010  –  95 pts

2012 – 97 pts (James Halliday)


The accolades for the Hanisch Shiraz go on and on. Given a near perfect score of 99/100 by America’s highly respected wine critic, Robert Parker, this wine is ageing in the cellars of some of the most discerning people in Australia and hotly auctioned in the world wine market, the fame of this wine will continue to grow as the years go by.