The 2018 HRB Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant and balanced wine made using Thomas Hardy’s traditional methods of blending wine from the best regions in Australian to produce the best wine possible. Premium parcels of cabernet from Margaret River, Frankland River, McLaren Vale & Eden Valley were hand picked and berry sorted, before undergoing a cool natural open fermentation, basket pressing and ageing in fine grain French oak.
Meticulous blending has resulted in this outstanding example of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful, intense and complex wine exhibiting typical Cabernet Sauvignon varietal characters of cassis, mulberry and tobacco with black olive, sweet spice and green peppercorn. The palate is thick, rich and persistent with a back bone of soft and fine tannins. An impressive wine from an outstanding vintage.
Appearance: Inky purple with bright crimson hue.
Bouquet: Rich in lifted aromas of black currant, mulberry, violet with dried herbs, tobacco leaf and notes of dark chocolate and black olive.
Palate: A concentrated and richly textured with layers of dark berry fruit flavours, cassis, green and dark chocolate. Notes of peppercorn, bay leaf, mint and sweet spice contribute to the complexity. Maturation in fine grained French oak underwrites the palate structure and adds subtle vanillin spice, sweetness and texture.
Food Matching Suggestions: Thyme and Balsamic Slow Cooked Lamb shanks.
Cellaring Potential: 7-12+ years
GOLD MEDAL - National Wine Show 2023
GOLD MEDAL - Adelaide Royal 2020
GOLD MEDAL - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021
GOLD MEDAL - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2021
Margaret River, Frankland River, McLaren Vale & Eden Valley