Hardys Tintara Reserve Blewitt Springs Sub-Regional Shiraz 2015
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- 97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 95 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 94 POINT RATED CAMPBELL MATTINSON THE WINE FRONT
- MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY
Deep red with vivid crimson edge. Aromas of mulberry, dark plum and blueberry fruit notes, with complexing notes of polished leather, undergrowth and peat. Youthful sweet fruits with wonderful intensity and interest on the bouquet. Beguiling power, coupled with fruit expression and fine structural tannin. Rich sweet fruits of blueberry, plum and rhubarb flood the palate, well supported by understated cedary oak spice. The palate finishes with a fine savoury tannin structure and together with Blewitt Springs natural acidity lead to a wine with outstanding persistence.
97 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"So far as I am concerned, Blewitt Springs is by some distance the best district in McLaren Vale, its sand over clay soils, aspect and elevation produces shiraz (and grenache) that is finer yet more intense than that of other districts with vines of comparable age (old or young). This is a northern Rhone lookalike, with a spicy savoury background to its beautifully structured and textured palate , full of spice, purple and black fruits and fine tannins."
95 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Deep, bright red/purple colour. The bouquet is oaky and fresh, youthful and bright but smelling mostly of savoury oak and regional fruit combination. The wine is very full-bodied, solid and big-boned, with concentration and tannin grip aplenty. A monster. One to put away in the cellar for ideally a decade of slumber."
94 Point Rated - The Wine Front
"It’s perfumed. It’s silken. It’s all black cherry and plum, blueberry and cloves. It glides through the mouth with consummate ease; it’s rich but it’s not overdone. Tannin is silty and seductive; yes seductive. Everything here is in perfect balance and that is itself is a pleasure to behold."
Silver Medal Winner
International Wine Challenge 2017
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2016
Hardys Tintara Sub Regional wines highlight the uniqueness of the different Sub Regions within Mclaren Vale, the aromatics, tannins and flavours are vastly different, attributed to the contrasting soil, vine age, aspect and elevation. Blewitt Springs is a unique sub region furthest from the sea with the highest altitude at approximately 200m above the sea level. This sub region experiences more rain and cooler winters than most of McLaren Vale. Blewitt Springs and its deep sand soil profile is renowned in the McLaren Vale district as producing wines that are of a unique style with intensely aromatic sweet fruit and fine tight structures the hallmarks.
The start of the growing season was highlighted by an elongated period of cool weather leading to some variable fruit flowering & set. The remaining period until harvest was relatively smooth but with small crops & good vine canopies an early vintage was very likely. This eventuated and whilst vintage was short & compact wine quality is very good with richly flavoured wines showing brightness of fruit and structural balanced palates.
Mclaren Vale, South Australia
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