Hardy’s ‘Eileen Hardy’ 2021 Releases

I went to school with a fellow who is a fine furniture maker.  He is often commissioned to make specific pieces for people and price is never discussed. He sources the finest of Tasmania’s native species timbers he can, brings them together, the joins so precise, the finish so smooth and faultless.  The finished product highlighting the best natural timber our state can grow, constructed by a true craftsman.  And he doesn’t make it about him.  It is always about the timber and the exquisite piece of furniture, and the joy it will bring the owner for many years to come.

These two wines are no different.  Amazing fruit has been sourced from around Tasmania, seamlessly brought together, treated with respect, showcasing the two varieties at their very best, and made by an exemplary wine-making team.  The result being wines that will bring joy to those who drink them now, and those who have the patience and desire to cellar them.  Simply beautiful wines to experience.

Hardy’s Wines Website

Region: Tasmania     Price: ?     Source: Exclusive intimate pre-release tasting

2021 Eileen Hardy Pinot Noir

A terrific nose.  Delightfully perfumed with youthful, ripe red fruits and a delicate spicey note.  The aromas just keep pulling you back in and seem unforgiving for doing so.  The palate is something special indeed.  There’s intensity and richness while maintaining Pinot Noir elegance.  Dark cherry and ripe strawberry fruit, a little steminess (thanks to a percentage of whole bunch), juicy plums, delicate spice characters and lovely fine tannins.  The finish?  Incredibly persistent and so perfectly ‘Pinot Noir’. Thinking about it, I could’ve summed it up in one word.  Excellent!

2021 Eileen Hardy Chardonnay

Aromatically rich and alluring.  Lush tropical fruits, struck match, with a slight citrusy hit that tickles the nose hairs and a nice minerality characteristic too. The palate is also rich yet has delicacy and refinement.  It’s abundantly flavoured thanks to those tropical fruits, there’s a lemon sorbet like influence too and the quality fruit easily carries the 40+% new oak.  The acidity is so beautifully fine and, while having an impact on the structure of the wine, takes nothing away from the delicate, positively pervasive texture, and has terrific length.  It’s balanced and seamless and simply delicious.  This is a delight!

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