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Hardys William Hardy Shiraz

Following up from the last review, I wanted to post a review for another tasty shiraz.  This one comes from Hardys, a family winery with 160+ years of history in South Australia.

Like many wine producers, Hardys has a few different lines of wines and this one is from their William Hardy line.  This line was started just a couple years ago to celebrate 40 years in the family business for William Hardy, a member of the 5th generation of this family to work at the winery.

The appellation designation on this wine is South Australia, meaning it’s not from within one of the more specific regions within this area.

Blueberry, chocolate, plum and apple peel aromatics give this wine a complex, balanced and enjoyable nose.  On the palate it is bursting with big fruit flavors, like plum, blackberry and blueberry.  Moderately firm tannins and vibrant acidity give the wine good structure, good mouthfeel and lively flavors.  The finish is pretty long, with lingering berry flavors and tea-like tannins.  There’s a touch of spice to this wine too.  This is a tasty one, which of course is the most important quality.

Wine: Hardys William Hardy Shiraz
Variety: Shiraz
Vintage: 2010
Alcohol: 14%
Rating: 87
Price: $17.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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Review overview
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Author
Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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