160th Anniversary Hardys 2008 Fortified Shiraz
Marking its 160th year of making wines in Australia, Hardys have released a special limited edition fortified to mark this special occasion. Since its establishment, Hardys has been renowned as a producer of fine vintage fortified’s. Today it enjoys an enviable position as one of the premier makers of Australian vintage fortifieds.
Sourced from very old vines grown in the Upper Tintara sub region of McLaren Vale the vines produced grapes with great flavour, texture and ultra fine tannins. A very warm year with exceedingly low yields produced super concentrated fruit with outstanding colour and intensity of flavour. As the house style warrants this wine displays classic blackcurrant notes and in combination with the brandy spirit used we have managed to produce a classic Australian style fortified Shiraz.
A classic fortified Shiraz showing abundant spicy, blackberry, plum pudding aromas, with clean fortifying spirit. A powerful, spicy black fruit palate combined with fine tannins which gives the wines the structure to live for many decades in the bottle. This is a limited release with limited bottles produced. The bottle comes in a beautiful gift box for cellaring.