2021 Eileen Hardy Pinot Noir
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. This is the first production of Eileen Hardy Pinot Noir since 2014 and demonstrates the strength of both the vintage in Tasmania as well as the fruit resource.
NOSE: Powerful aromas of blueberries and cherries with hints of spice, whole bunch notes and a hint of vanilla oak.
PALATE: Dark berry fruits, spice and whole bunch notes continue on the palate, complemented by an elegant mineral acid drive and fine silky tannins. A hint of oak plays a subtle yet supporting role and the wine ends with superb length of flavour.
VINEYARD REGION: Tasmania
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: A classic cool season for Tasmania. A wet winter set up the growing season well, aided by a dry November with neither frost nor wine causing an issue. A cooler season led to slow ripening whilst the vines benefitted from regular rainfall. A longer ripening period resulted in wines that are full of flavour, rich in concentration and supported by creamy mid-palate weight. Pinot Noir flourished in the vintage conditions, showcasing the full flavour spectrum from red to dark and violet fruit, supported by ripe tannin profiles and a silky texture.