Eileen Hardy Pinot Noir 2012

McLaren Vale
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£25.95 per bottle
13 in stock

97 Points - James Halliday

Sourced from the Coal River and areas of southern Tasmania; hand-picked, and fermented with 25% whole bunches, 75% destemmed; matured in French oak barriques (25% new). It has absolutely outstanding colour and has an exhilaratingly pure expression of varietal fruit in a predominantly red fruit spectrum, with some darker notes adding to the flavour complexity. The balance is faultless, the oak evident but not intrusive, the finish very long. Great as it is now, it will be even better in 5-10 years time.

Taste & Aroma

Score:97

Sourced from the Coal River and areas of southern Tasmania; hand-picked, and fermented with 25% whole bunches, 75% destemmed; matured in French oak barriques (25% new). It has absolutely outstanding colour and has an exhilaratingly pure expression of varietal fruit in a predominantly red fruit spectrum, with some darker notes adding to the flavour complexity. The balance is faultless, the oak evident but not intrusive, the finish very long. Great as it is now, it will be even better in 5-10 years time.

James Halliday

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Region

McLaren Vale is situated south of The Barossa Valley in South Eastern Australia. The local climates vary enormously according to altitude and exposure to the cooling sea breezes. Red grapes flourish here due to the warm climate and varied soil type and the region is best known for soft and juicy Shiraz, old-vine Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean climate with four clear seasons. We can highly recommend the producers Kay Brothers, Clarendon Hills and Shirvington Estate from whom we have some fantastic wines.

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Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.

Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Especially good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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