Hardy's `Eileen Hardy` Chardonnay 2009 (6 x 750mL), VIC/TAS. RRP$69.95

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Overview

The palate has nuances of sweet lemon and a touch of grapefruit bitterness that is balanced by a creamy cashew, vanillin malt complexity. An exceptional structure is aided by crisp mineral acidity with a fine, long and persistent finish.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

An amalgam of savoury restraint and complexity, and powerfully concentrated fruit; grapefruit, charcuterie, struck match and toasty oak all have a part to play; the palate is raw in its power, long, expansive and a take no prisoners approach to the variety; done impressively, and done well.Drink by 2020. Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium to deep straw with tinges of green.

Aroma

Fresh toasty oak, light spicy char and gun flint complexity sit in harmonious balance with light citrus lemon and grapefruit characters.

Palate

The palate has nuances of sweet lemon and a touch of grapefruit bitterness that is balanced by a creamy cashew, vanillin malt complexity. An exceptional structure is aided by crisp mineral acidity with a fine, long and persistent finish.

Food Matching

Cool water oysters and fish.

Wine Background

Each vintage the winemakers select the best Chardonnay to carry the “Eileen Hardy” label. Compassionate, generous and determined, Eileen Hardy’s spirit for life and adventure continues as the very heart of Hardys. From family matriarch to beloved pioneer of the Australian wine industry, her dedication for excellence still weaves its way through every Hardys wine and provides the inspiration behind its enduring success.

Vintage
2009
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.9%

Winery Profile

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The inaugural 1970 Eileen Hardy Shiraz was released as a tribute to Eileen Hardy, a pioneer and matriarch to this inspirational family wine. Each vintage the winemakers select the very best parcels of Shiraz from regions throughout Australia to carry the ‘Eileen Hardy” label.

The 2004 vintage is sourced from premium McLaren Vale vineyards where vine age ranged from 45 to 105 years of age. Fruit was handpicked, de-stemmed and pressed via a traditional 86 year old basket press. Individual parcels of wine were racked to French oak barriques spending a total of 20 months in maturation prior to bottling.

This is a very opulent perfumed wine with gamey blackberry/liquorice intensity, well integrated new oak and fine pronounced tannins. This “living breathing beast” reflects a strong house winemaking ethos and exceptional vineyard resources.

The resultant flagship Shiraz is as exceptional as Eileen Hardy herself.

Top Vintages

2004, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1991, 1990

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