History shows that in 1865 Thomas Hardy crafted his first dual region wine, blending grapes from two separate South Australian regions. Hardy believed that blending grapes with different characteristicswould complement and enhance the qualities of each region. So began Hardys rich blending heritage.
The forth vintage of HRB Shiraz (2009) is sourced from premium vineyards in McLaren Vale and the Clare Valley.
This unique blend has resulted in a wine of intense varietal expression and finesse – the muscle and power of McLaren Vale combined with the inky red fruits and mint of the Clare Valley. Sweet fruit, fine tannin and length of palate are hallmarks of the HRB range.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep magenta red with vibrant purple hues.
Complex, with aromas of bright dark fruits of blackcherry, plum and blueberry, and complimented by rich chocolate undertones. Spicy fine vanillin oak adds to overall balance.
The rich, soft palate displays wonderful Shiraz fruit concentration. The sweet fruit flavours are balanced by savoury, ripe tannins and lead into a cool, long finish. Flavours of dark chocolate and plum conserve persist, and the generous mouthfeel is enhanced by the lingering spicy oak.
Perfect accompaniment to any lamb dish.
Up to 10 years.