Hales is one of Rolf Binders Shiraz based cuvees comprising 89% Barossa Shiraz with the addition of 4% Grenache and 7% Mataro. Most of the Shiraz is home grown from the Stephanie vineyard with 20% of the Shiraz coming from the Light Pass grower Heardon, with the other 25% from Doeke at Seppeltsfield Road whose holdings are opposite Binders famous Heysen vineyard. These vineyards lie along the Western edge of the Barossa Valley. The resultant Shiraz-dominant cuvee offers all the power and depth you should expect from the heat of Barossa. Massive berry fruit aromas lead to a full and complex palate with notes of pepper and all-spice, finished with ripe, integrated tannins and a rich, vanilla tinged concentration. This is fabulously constructed wine which retains elegance through sheer power.