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.
Dark ruby in colour with vivid burgundy hues. Powerful aromas of blueberries and cherries with hints of spice, whole bunch notes and a hint of vanilla oak. 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
Food Match: Seared venison with native Tasmanian pepperberry sauce.
Cellaring Potential: Approachable upon release, will reward careful cellaring for 5-10 years
Trophy Best 3-Year-Old Pinot Noir - Tas Vintners Trophy - Tasmanian Wine Show 2024
Trophy Best Pinot Noir - Pinot Shop Trophy - Tasmanian Wine Show 2024
Trophy Champion Wine of Show - Wine Tasmania Trophy - Tasmanian Wine Show 2024
Trophy for Best Red & Trophy for Best Pinot Noir - Sydney Royal Show 2022
94 POINTS - Halliday Companion 2024
Top Gold Medal - Tasmanian Wine Show 2024
Gold Medal- National Wine Show 2023
Gold Medal-Sydney Royal Show 2022
Gold Medal- Perth Royal Wine Awards 2022
Gold Medal - Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2022
Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards Results 2023