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 wine exemplifies the development and commitment to quality of the highest order. Richness, power and elegance that has placed Eileen Hardy Chardonnay among the finest Chardonnays in the country.
COLOUR: Medium Straw with bright, green tinges.
NOSE: An intense hit of lemon curd and ripe stone fruits, entwined with subtle toasty oak and just a hint of struck match.
PALATE: Juicy, rich and flavorsome up front. Fresh white peaches and zesty lemon lead the charge, supported with toasty oak and a seductive mineral drive which combine to impart length, richness and complexity. A delicious drink now, and in the years to come!
96 Points Halliday Rating - Dave Brookes 2024 - "I've long loved the Eileen Hardy Chardonnay. I'm sitting here tasting it in January 2024, cursing my alcohol-free start to the year as this would disappear quicksmart otherwise. There is just something about this wine that ticks all the boxes for me. There is concentration yet focus and drive, with pristine white peach, nectarine and lemon at the core, around which flutters notes of struck match, soft spice, nougat, white flowers, lemon-lime zest and toasty oak. Long, stony and rich, with a finish that fades slowly with flavours of stone fruit, spice, vanillin oak, flint and meal. Superb."