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A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
Lindsay McCall's enthusiasm for great wine began in the 1970s, he established his first Mornington plantings in 1985 on the site of a derelict orchard at Red Hill along Paringa Road. From day one, McCall focused on exactingly managing the soils and the vines, after completing his day job as local school teacher. His affinity for the land and astonishing feel for winemaking produced monumental vintages of Pinot Noir, which propelled the exquisite range of Paringa Estate wines to international renown. McCall works closely with Mornington's finest vignerons to nurture better standards of viticulture and deliver finer vintages with each harvest. Limited yields of elite parcels, the artisanal efforts of.. Exquisite editions by the master of mornington»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»

Hardys Eileen Hardy Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. The Hardys flagship, a compilation of the very best barrels of Tintara Shiraz, originally bottled as an annual birthday gift for founder Bill Hardy's grandmother. Eileen Hardy was awarded an O.B.E. for her outstanding contribution to the wine industry. She is fondly remembered as the matriarch of Australia's most prominent winemaking and yachting family. Eileen Hardy Shiraz represents the pinnacle of achievement, a feast of a red wine embracing the tradition of great Australian icon Shiraz, opulent, powerful and seductive.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$599.50
Grapes are destemmed and crushed into wax lined, seven and four tonnes, open top concrete fermenters. The batches are tasted thrice daily and the temperatures are adjusted at each tasting to maximise flavour, keeping the tannin in balance with the intensity of fruit. When the tannin and fruit balance are extracted to the desired level, the wines are basket pressed, settled and racked into a combination of the finest 225L French oak barriques. Components are tasted regularly throughout maturation, racked and returned as required. After twenty months, the very finest barrels are set aside for inclusion into the final assemblage.
Vivid garnet, deep purple hues. Highly complex aromas of allspice, chocolate, olive, fresh blueberry and persimmon flesh complemented by underlying spicy French oak and savoury, smoky notes. Layers of dark chocolate, rhubarb and plum, ripe blueberries sit in harmonious balance over subtle French oak and fine silky tannins. Very concentrated and very long, exhibiting tremendous finesse, the intense flavours culminate in a long, persistent finish.
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