Rolf Binder Halliwell Shiraz-Grenache 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 107997
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP91
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

The Shiraz Grenache blend is made from grapes we select to give a 'juicy' structure and presence to the wine. As our own young vineyards mature we are using mostly estate grown Shiraz combined with small batches of grapes we buy in from neighbors. The Grenache comes from our prize 'Western Ridge' vineyard on the edge of the Marananga bowl... the warmth of the Barossa comes through in a wine made from grapes from vineyards along the western edge of the Barossa Valley.

To retain the luscious and rich fruit flavours, we use mostly older shaven oak, with about 10% newer oak. The true key to the wine is the Grenache.

In the years Shiraz is strong and bold, the Grenache is somewhat subdued but in others, the Grenache leaps out with spice cherries and strong tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Shiraz (70%) – Grenache (30%) "Halliwell" offers scintillating scents of truffle, earth, blueberry, black cherry, and kirsch liqueur. Layered and full-flavored, with excellent depth and concentration, it has enough structure to evolve for several years. It should drink well through 2016."
91 Points

"This is firm in texture, with a green olive note running through the solid blackberry and cherry flavors. The tannins make their presence felt on the finish. Best from 2010 through 2016. 5,000 cases imported."
90 Points

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Don Maidlow - Riverview, FL (read all my reviews)

The blend of Shiraz with Greache makes for a very pleasant surprise. Not overly sweet as some Shiraz, the Genache blending gives this wine a character of its own. Somewhat full bodied with a softness that allos this wine to stand out against many Shiraz or Pinots. Very drinkable on its own or with a full flavored cheese.
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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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