Hardys `Eileen Hardy` Shiraz 2005 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

The palate is powerful and layered with rhubarb, dark berries and plums complemented by notes of cedar box, chocolate and freshly tilled soil and wet stone flooding the palate. The wine is juicy and textural revealing a wonderful density of fruit with the finest tannins leading to a long and graceful finish in the mouth.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Deep, dense, purple-crimson, exceptional for a five-year-old wine; has everything expected of a great Australian red destined for a long life - other than a screwcap - with an opulent array of black fruits, ripe tannins and quality oak. Drink to 2030. Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant with a youthful edge.

Aroma

Bouquet has ammediate appeal of blueberry spice, lashings of red liquorice, dark chocolate and ripe dark plum flesh opening up to reveal an underlying complexity of black olive, peat and aniseed. Hints of seasoned oak char further complex this fragrant and powerful Shiraz bouquet.

Palate

The palate is powerful and layered with rhubarb, dark berries and plums complemented by notes of cedar box, chocolate and freshly tilled soil and wet stone flooding the palate. The wine is juicy and textural revealing a wonderful density of fruit with the finest tannins leading to a long and graceful finish in the mouth.

Wine Background

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.

The inaugural 1970 Eileen Hardy Shiraz was released as a tribute to this great lady. Each vintage the winemakers select the very best parcels of Shiraz from regions throughout Australia to carry the ‘Eileen Hardy’ label.

Vintage Condition

The 2005 vintage is sourced from premium McLaren Vale vineyards where vine age ranged from 45 to 104 years of age. Fruit was handpicked, de-stemmed and fermented in small open top vessels, then pressed via traditional basket presses. The wine is then racked to French oak barriques from renowned Burgundian coopers from the forests of Troncais and Allier.

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

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Sydney Wine Show 2010

Vintage
2005
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14%

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