Shiraz South Australia
Thomas Hardy was a visionary who endeavoured to deliver a dependable range of the highest quality table wines to the nascent Australian market. He crafted his first multi regional effort in 1865, blending grapes from the Adelaide Plains and southern districts, at a time when most of his contemporaries were struggling to produce a wine which would appeal to the Australian palate. The Hardy company of today still retain some of the finest viticultural assets in the nation, they have selected the best parcels to be vinified into HRB Shiraz.
The tradition of HRB Shiraz dates back to the 1850s when Thomas Hardy established his Bankside wineworks on the banks of the River Torrens. Hardy believed that assembling wines of different regional character would complement and enhance the qualities in the final blend. A unique code was assigned to each, beginning with the inaugural A001 HRB Reserve is fashioned from Shiraz grown to choice slow ripening vineyards. The finished wine is complex and savoury with an understated power that is very much in the fashion of the piquantly cool climate Shiraz style, a genre in Australian wine which has become highly esteemed by virtue of distinctive fragrant character, solid structure and fine textures.
Deep ruby red. A complex amalgam of pepper and spice, mulberries and mint interwoven with rich oak notes, the fragrant inkyness of Shiraz along with elegant pepper spice. Complex and expressive palate, medium bodied and juicy with complex flavours of red berries and plum, chocolates and spice, underpinned by tightly focused tannins on the finish. The Shiraz of choice to accompany your favourite recipe of spring lamb.