Current Vintage: 2015
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, then planted to vines in 1972 by Rolf and his father. 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 remains a testament to this great wine. The Barossa is, of course, famous for Shiraz and the Hanisch sits amongst the classic wines from this 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.
An excellent wine for aging 10-20 years, the 2015 can easily be enjoyed to 2035. Presented in this lovely 6 pack wooden display box, it makes a wonderful addition to any collector’s cellar.
The Hanisch has been included in the ‘Excellent’ category of the Langton’s Classification of the top 101 wines in the country.
“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 2048. 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, 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