Eileen Hardy McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
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- 96 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 93 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- AWARD WINNER INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2019
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY
- ICON RELEASE PRODUCED BY HARDYS WINES ESTABLISHED 1853
Powerful aromas of dark chocolate and mocha. Displaying notes of ripe plum and blueberry fruits, coupled with layered spice notes. A very aromatic shiraz with elegant oak aromas providing a bouquet of great interest. Rich, layered and dense, the palate exhibits waves of flavour and fruit sweetness. Dark chocolate, plums and spice fill the palate, coupled with fine textural tannins and sweet cedary oak influence. A wine with beautiful balance and length of palate, hallmarks of old vine McLaren Shiraz.
96 Points - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Very deep, dark, bright and youthful purple-red hue. The bouquet is reserved, with earth, graphite, black fruits and a trace of licorice, the palate full-bodied and massive, concentrated and loaded with tannin. Lashings of oak, well integrated, and a very long finish with firm, drying tannins. It begs for more time. Loads of potential here. A whopper. I wouldn't open it for a few years, although you could drink it now. It's an outstanding cellaring proposition."
93 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion
"This old vine cuvee has spent 17 months in new French oak and shows it. Rich. Flamboyant. Manicured. And yet the clench of cedary oak, firm. This needs time for the violet, boysenberry, kirsch and sash of black olive, anise and cracked pepper to flow across the oaky totem pole, rather than be sublimated by it."
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019
Vintage 2016 proved to be quite unique with high quality fruit being delivered to the winery with well above average yields. Cool winter and warm spring was preceded by a late rainfall event that boosted vine growth and refreshed soils. Closer to harvest bumper crops were aided into ripening by mild-summer temperatures and sporadic rain. Picking at optimum maturity has resulted in wines which display vibrant bright colours with ripe flavour profiles, rounded flavoursome palates and soft fine tannins
McLaren Vale, South Australia
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