2019 Eileen Hardy Shiraz
Eileen Hardy was the Hardy family matriarch, an indomitable spirit and the first lady of Australian wine; her love of life still echoes through every Hardys wine and provides the inspiration to be the best. Winemakers select only the very best handpicked parcels of fruit from regions throughout Australia to carry the Eileen name. 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 McLaren Vale to carry the ‘Eileen Hardy’ label.
COLOUR: Vibrant deep crimson
NOSE: Complex aromas of blackberry, plum and blueberry with musk, chocolate and subtle notes of fresh tilled earth and aniseed
PALATE: AFlavours of concentrated blackberry, blueberry and plum meld with hints The palate is layered and complex with a plethora of incredibly fine and soft tannins offering an exceptionally persistent finish.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: Winter rainfalls were slightly below average for McLaren Vale while spring and summer continued to be dry. Heat spikes in January preceded a warm and dry harvest period however temperatures rarely exceeded the low 30’s. Diligent vineyard management and strong vine architecture allowed fruit to achieve desirable sugar and flavour levels with very low disease pressure.