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.
Deep purple in colour with a crimson edge. Captivating aromas of mulberry, dark plum, and blueberry fruit with notes of coffee, star anise and cinnamon along with polished leather and earth adding intrigue to the bouquet. A powerful combination of rich sweet blackberry fruit and fine tannin gives this wine great depth of flavour, with balance and texture.
"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... 93pts" (Halliday).