History shows that Thomas Hardy first blended grapes from multiple regions in 1865. Hardy believed that blending grapes with different characteristics would complement and enhance the qualities of each region, so began Hardy’s rich blending heritage.
VINEYARD REGION - McLaren Vale (51.7%), Frankland River (31.8%), Pyrenees 14.5%, Clare Valley 2%
COLOUR - Deep garnet with purple hues
NOSE - Plum, mulberry, dark cherry, aniseed, milk chocolate, hints of sage, spice and blueberry
PALATE - A complex wine of exquisite balance, fine structure and exceptional length showing vibrant dark berry, plum, blueberry and bramble fruit flavours with notes of milk chocolate, liquorice, all spice and dried herbs.
PEAK DRINKING - Cellar for 5-10 years.
FOOD MATCH - Enjoy with a slow cooked pork shoulder with fennel.