Hardy’s select the best parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in the Coonawara, Margaret River and Frankland River regions to make this flag ship Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine was in New French Barriques for almost 2 years. So there is half the price of the bottle of wine, right there.
Like all Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon it has received the best fruit and oak treatment. Resulting in a wine that will age very well in the bottle. Although drinking well I think this bottle would have been at its best 2 years earlier.
On the nose the wine has developed aromas of ripe red fruit including cherries and purple flowers like lavender along with a cedar note, as well as a herbal whiff that I can’t quite put my finger on.
In the mouth the tannins have softened along with a wonderful dusty oak character that I really enjoy. Mature red fruit fills the back palate in balance with the oak on the finish.
Although the wine is reasonably rich in the mouth, the wine is light to mid weight and not as heavy as I would have thought.
Never the less don’t take any criticism this out of context it is still a dam good drink.
Really the wine is 20 years old and deserves a 5star rating as it is such good shape.
The ultimate praise to a fine old wine. Had it with Lamb cutlets on a wood fired BBQ. And fresh warm bread rolls smothered with butter. Out door Fine Dining – You bet.
On Monday, after spending the day at a winery in the Yarra Valley. We stopped off for a beer at a workers pub in South Melbourne, My shout 4 pots of Carlton draught came to $40.00.
I Shit you Not…$10.00 a pot for Carlton draught..
Whats the world coming too.
The Rot has Set IN