2016 Hardys HRB Shiraz
2016 Hardys HRB Shiraz
$29.99 Per Bottle|
$28.99 (Buy 6 or More)
In 1865, Thomas Hardy held the belief that grapes from different regions could be blended to create wines of superlative depth and complexity; each site complimenting and harmonising with the others, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. The Heritage Reserve Bin (HRB) range is the modern-day testament to that belief.
From parcels of fruit sourced from McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and the Pyrenees in Victoria, there's a wonderful generosity to the 2016 HRB Shiraz, which belies its elegant, and structured mid-weight palate. Wonderfully detailed and well-pitched, it's a wine to sit and think with... (and drink!).
A blend of McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Pyrenees Shiraz, in a 'best of the best' multi-regional blend.
Generous and bright red and black fruits with baking spices and darker plum notes. The ripe palate is well-pitched with a nice pencil-lead mineral quality, and firm tannin structure. Nice complexity on the finish too.
With the immense heritage behind 6 generations of Hardy’s family winemaking, the business has never looked stronger. A pioneer of the McLaren Vale vineyard region (most notably after purchasing the Tintara winery and vineyards), Hardy’s is now a multi-regional brand with a diverse portfolio of wines. Hardy’s has established vineyard sites across most of southern Australia. Fruit sources include Tasmania, Yarra Valley and Pemberton in WA. Vineyard practices vary, but high profile wines show depth and more regionality than the fruit bowl region wines. The depth of the range is as impressive as it is broad. Thomas Hardy and Eileen Hardy sit at the top of the brand tier with Heritage Reserve Bin, Sir James and Oomoo following on. Nottage Hill has been a big commercial success for Hardy’s. Innovation is at the forefront for wine making practices at Hardy’s. Large scale production has limited boutique influence, but recent years have seen a shift back to smaller ferments, experimentation and more hands-on winemaking for the top tier wines.
JANE FAULKNER - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Bin D676. A three-way regional blend from McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and the Pyrenees, the best of each create a complete whole. Excellent dark purple-black hue; just the right amount of spice, dark fruits, perfume and flavour. Surprisingly medium-bodied, although plenty of depth and complexity, with finely chiselled tannins and a persistent finish. Best of all, savoury rather than just fruit driven.'