Hardy's `Eileen Hardy` Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), AUS.

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$359.94 per pack
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Overview

Eileen Hardy was our family matriarch, an indomitable spirit and the first lady of Australian wine. Since taking over at the helm from her late husband Tom Mayfield Hardy, Eileen continued to build the Hardys brand and was recognised with an OBE for her outstanding contribution to the Australian wine industry.

Her unwavering dedication to the family led to her four children honouring her 80th birthday with a special vintage, which was served at her legendary open house birthday party. The wine was so well received by Eileen and her guests that supplies soon dwindled and an award winning icon was born

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Eileen Hardy Chardonnay is crafted from grapes grown in Tasmania and the Yarra Valley. The grapes were hand-picked, bunch pressed and matured in French oak barrels. As a result, the wine is rich and complex, displaying citrus lime, grapefruit spice and hazelnut with a fine, long finish and a juicy mineral acidity.

Food Matching

A fantastic match to seafood such as crab and oysters.

Vintage
2012
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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