2018 HARDYS CHAR NO.3 Shiraz
2018 saw a typically warm and dry growing season in McLaren Vale with temperatures generally 1 degree Celsius above average.
Spring rains brought good growth and soil moisture out of a relatively dry winter. January and February saw near ideal conditions deliver Shiraz with intense colour and flavour development. Mild conditions extended during March allowing harvest to occur at optimal ripeness.
Rich vibrant dark fruits of blackberry, plum and black cherries balanced by the generous rich texture of charred oak barrels and velvety tannins. Layered use of French oak adding to the roundness and complexity of the wine.