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Hardys 165th Anniversary

This quintessential Australian blend results from the outstanding 2014 vintage. A wine with a rare and harmonious combination of complexity, power and grace, it possesses exceptional colour, density, length of flavour and a very fine tannin structure.
Celebrated Australian artist, John Olsen, designed the artwork on the label. He was commissioned by Hardys Wines in 1982 to create an art series to bring Hardys to life in vibrant colour, it depicts the frenetic nature of vintage time at the Hardys winery. This remarkable artwork is one of John Olsen’s many paintings and sketches still exhibited at the Hardys’ Homestead today.

  • Vintage2014
  • RegionsMcLaren Vale, Frankland River, Coonawarra
  • VarietalsCabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
  • StyleDry, Full-Bodied
  • Tasting Notes

Thomas Hardy pioneered a unique winemaking philosophy, blending between varieties and regions to create the very best wines possible.

From the best cabernet sauvignon from Frankland River, Margaret River and Coonawarra, fused with 100yo shiraz from McLaren Vale’s Upper Tintara district, the varieties evenly split. Hand-picked, openfermented, wild yeast, basket-pressed and aged 18 months in French oak (30% new).

— Jane Faulkner

A vibrant crimson hue with a core of pristine fruit, although this remains in the savoury spectrum, leads onto a complex palate full of energy, the tannins as fine and strong as silk, outlandishly long finish. A heart-skipping wine, exquisitely detailed and elegant.

— Jane Faulkner

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