Rolf Binder Hales Shiraz 2015, Rolf Binder
Australia / South Australia
Andy's Tasting Notes
Plush, smooth and very drinkable – not too over the top. Good freshness with bags of plum, blackberry, spice and dark chocolate. Very drinker friendly but not one dimensional or boring.
Price per bottle £12.50
Christa and Rolf form the heart of Rolf Binder wines, continuing a family wine-making tradition that spans nearly 60 years. Their parents arrived in Australia in 1950 – just two amongst the many post-war immigrants from Europe – and met a grape grower in the Barossa while working to help pay for their assisted passage. From such unlikely beginnings, a passion for the Barossa was born, a winery was purchased and a new life began. They soon came to appreciate the riches of the Barossa, the old vine Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache, and were at the forefront of many old vine varietal blends. Now Christa and Rolf are taking the winery into the 21st century, with Rolf forging a world-wide reputation for his red wines while Christa takes the plaudits for her white wines.
Food matchVeggie burger / black bean soup