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Geoff Hardy's family have been making Australian wine since 1857. Geoff grew up amongst the most distinguished vineyards in our land and he knows from good red wine. He retains access to the finest fruit in McLaren Vale and is the man behind many of our nation's most memorable vintages. Undercover is a moniker that Geoff has assigned to a collation of exceptional parcels, albeit bottled behind an abstruse label to secrete the provenance of a spectacular Shiraz. Gold Medal Winner & Best Value at the hotly contested 2016 China Wine & Spirit Awards, the pick of crop this week, seriously.. Sound shiraz for the savvy & shrewd»
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»
Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding and black. Best's Great Western endures as.. Carn the concongella cabernet»

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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