Thomas Hardy's pioneering spirit and passion for winemaking spans five generations and is at the heart of our outstanding range of Hardys Wines.
History shows that Thomas Hardy first blended grapes from multiple regions in 1865. He believed that by doing so it would complement and enhance the qualities of each region. So began Hardys blending heritage, with each new blend a unique code was created starting from A001.
Produced using 95 year old basket presses to retain softness and fruit intensity HRB Bin D654 Shiraz demonstrates the power of cross regional blending. Each region brings its own unique aspect to the final wine ensuring that the sum of the parts far outweigh the individual parcels. McLaren Vale offers dark chocolate and black fruit richness while Clare Valley lifts the aromas with mint and structure resulting from fine, firm tannins. Finally the addition of Frankland River further complexes the nose with pepper and violets supported by a vanillin spice and soft, black fruit finish.
- AUS - Multi-regional
D654 McLaren Vale Clare Valley Frankland River. Open-fermented, basket-pressed. McLaren Vale dark chocolate and black fruit richness, the Clare Valley providing some mint and fine, firm tannins, Frankland the pepper, violets and soft black fruit finish. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole, brought together and bonded on the full-bodied palate by persistent, ripe tannins that also add texture. Rating 95 - Drink by 2043, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense red with deep rich hues.
A rich and sumptuous brooding style of Shiraz; dark fruits, cassis, chocolate, pepper, mint and vanillin spice from the French oak.
A continuum of the bouquet, with a fleshy, rounded, densely-flavoured wine showing complex chocolate, ink, tar, and black fruits, with rustic firm tannins and influence of spicy oak.
Up to 10 years.