Hardy's Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2004 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant with a youthful edge.

Aroma

Immediate 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

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.

Food Matching

Duck confit with fresh steamed brussel sprouts and new season potatoes fried in goose fat.

Cellaring Potential

14 to 16 years.

Vintage
2004
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14%

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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