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 characteristics would complement and enhance the qualities of each region. So began Hardys rich blending heritage. For this, the fourth vintage of HRB Chardonnay, fruit was sourced from premium vineyards in Pemberton and the Yarra Valley viticultural regions.
- AUS - Multi-regional
D651. Sourced from Pemberton and the large Upper Yarra Valley vineyard of Hardys. Unexpectedly rich and generous, although not the least flabby, the richness balanced by lingering citrussy/lemony acidity on the long and persuasive palate. Rating 94 - Drink by 2018 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Medium straw with green hues.
Vibrant and complex aromas of citrus lemon and cashew, just a hint of funky gun flint, and complemented by toasty vanillin oak.
The medium-bodied palate is rich and creamy with intense characters of lemon curd accompanied by spicy vanillin oak. A juicy, medium bodied wine with
a lovely soft finish.
Roasted free range chicken with seasonal vegetables.