Rolf Binder Hanisch Shiraz 2005
The sensational 2005 Shiraz “Hanisch” was aged in 80% new American oak, the balance in seasoned French. It has a fabulous perfume of cedar, tobacco, vanilla, spice box, truffle, pencil lead, plum, and blueberry. Voluptuous, intensely flavored, and already complex, it will unfold over the next decade and drink well through 2025 for those fortunate enough to track some down.
Rich, wonderfully, hedonistically luscious, but not jammy; perfect tannin support (and oak) provides the magic to a very particular wine.
Supple, generous and impressively long. Offers beautifully delineated blueberry, plum and blackberry fruit, shaded with hints of clove and white pepper, finishing with a creamy texture.