Eileen Hardy, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia, 750ml
The grapes are sourced from premium McLaren Vale vineyards where vine age ranged from 45 to 104 years of age. The fruit was picked by hand, de-stemmed and fermented in small open-top vessels, then pressed in a traditional basket press. The wine is then racked to French oak barriques where it is aged for 19 months. Blueberry, spice and red liquorice appear first on the nose followed by dark plum and chocolate. The palate shows rhubarb, dark berries and plums complemented by notes of cedar box, chocolate and savoury notes. The wine is juicy and textural revealing a wonderful density of fruit with fine tannins.