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Hardys releases 2021 Icon wine range

Hardys is releasing its latest range of Icon luxury wines next month: Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Eileen Hardy Chardonnay 2019 and Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2018.

Hardys Head Winemaker and Master of Wine Nigel Sneyd (below) said the latest Icon wines are blends of South Australia’s finest landscapes and represent the multi-regional blending approach to winemaking that Thomas Hardy first established last century.

“As one of Australia’s oldest and most iconic wineries, Hardys is well known for consistently crafting wines of excellence and is committed to keeping Thomas Hardy’s pioneering spirit alive,” he said.

“The latest Icon wines represent three consecutive outstanding vintages in South Australia – 2017, 2018 and 2019 – and are individual expressions of their distinct terroir. They are truly remarkable drops that embody the pinnacle of Australian winemaking.”

Named after Hardys founder, the Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is blended from the cool 2017 vintage which enjoyed near-perfect growing conditions and shows fruit intensity with a fine acid line. The Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 can be enjoyed now or will cellar for 20-plus years.

Crafted exclusively in McLaren Vale, the Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2018 is rich, ripe with fruit and offers delicate silky tannins Enjoy the Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2018 now or cellar for 20 plus years to reach its full potential.

The Eileen Hardy Chardonnay 2019 was produced with fruit primarily sourced from the cool Yarra Valley and Margaret River. This complex expression of chardonnay delivers a palate of white florals and juicy stone fruit, laced over oak spice and flint, and balanced with a creamy yeast lees maturation. With careful cellaring, this magnificent wine will continue to develop over the next five to 15 years.

The latest Hardys Icon wines are already earning recognition within the global wine community. The recent 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards saw the Icons receive Silver – Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (92 Points), Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2018 (91 Points) and Eileen Hardy Chardonnay 2017 (90 Points). The Decanter awards are widely considered the world’s largest and most influential wine competition.

Additionally, Hardys has been rated a 5-Star winery by Halliday Wine Companion in 2021, a rating the winery has enjoyed for the last 10 consecutive years.

The Hardys 2021 Vintage Release wines are available from October 7. The Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2018 (RRP $153.99) and Eileen Hardy Chardonnay 2019 (RRP $117.99) available at Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars and select independent retailers nationally and the Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (RRP $159.99) available at Dan Murphy’s and select independent retailers nationally from October 7, 2021.

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