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Hardys celebrate 170 years of winemaking with new release

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Hardys Wines, a renowned Australian winery with a rich legacy spanning 170 years, is thrilled to commemorate this milestone by unveiling their latest masterpiece, ‘The Eight.’

This exceptional wine, a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz blend, embodies its unwavering commitment to capturing the essence of Australia’s diverse terroir.

Through a meticulous selection process, ‘The Eight’ seamlessly blends exceptional parcels from three esteemed vineyards – Frankland River, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra – resulting in a wine of unparalleled complexity, power, and grace. 

Drawing upon the expertise of its talented winemakers and harnessing the distinct characteristics of each region, Hardys has expertly crafted this limited-edition wine from eight select barrels. The culmination of passion and dedication, ‘The Eight’ promises an extraordinary sensory journey, showcasing the pinnacle of Australian winemaking. 

Hardys winemaker, Helen McCarthy, describes ‘The Eight’ as a true representation of Australia’s winemaking prowess.

 “This wine epitomises our tireless pursuit of excellence. By meticulously handpicking the finest grapes from three iconic regions, we have created a wine that harmoniously combines their unique attributes. ‘The Eight’ is a testament to the immense potential of Australian wines and an experience that will delight wine enthusiasts around the world.” 

With its harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, ‘The Eight’ presents an exquisite balance of flavours.

McCarthy further explains, “It is a wine of outstanding dark fruit intensity, concentration, structure, and length that will continue to develop complexity for decades.”

The Cabernet Sauvignon contributes elegant structure and refined tannins, while the Shiraz adds depth, richness, and a hint of spice. The resulting wine captivates the senses with its complex layers of dark fruits, subtle notes of chocolate, and a lingering, velvety finish. 

Key details about ‘The Eight’: 

  • Limited production: Only 2,004 bottles have been produced 
  • Availability: ‘The Eight’ can be found at Sydney and Melbourne Global Travel Retailers as well as through the Hardys’ website 
  • Release Date: July 2023 

Join Hardys in celebrating 170 years of winemaking excellence as it raises a glass of ‘The Eight’ – a testament to the heritage, craftsmanship, and remarkable taste that Hardys Wines has become synonymous with.

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