Hardys ‘Oomoo’ Chardonnay, Cabernet and Shiraz, and ‘Tintara’ Shiraz and Cabernet

26-Jan-2017
Hardys is one of the most historic of Australian wine companies. Englishman Thomas Hardy purchased the ‘Bankside’ property in 1853 to establish his vineyard, the wines from which became amongst the first exported from Australia. In 1870 he launched his ‘Oomoo’ brand, the name meaning ‘good’ in Aboriginal. In 1876, the ‘Tintara’ winery and vineyards in the McLaren Vale were purchased. The company has been at the heart of the growth of the evolution of the Australian wine industry, making many iconic wines, and it operates with fifth generation Bill Hardy in service. It is 80% owned by CHAMP Private Equity and 20% by Constellation Brands and is a truly global business, but has Australian wine at its heart. Paul Lapsley is the chief winemaker. Here, I review a selection of wines from the ‘Oomoo’ and ‘Tintara’ ranges, unashamedly referring to Hardys’ heritage. www.hardyswines.com The wines are distributed in New Zealand by Hancocks. www.hancocks.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Hardys ‘Oomoo’ South Australia Chardonnay 2013
  • Hardys ‘Oomoo’ South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • Hardys ‘Oomoo’ South Australia Shiraz 2013
  • Hardys ‘Tintara’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015
  • Hardys ‘Tintara’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014
  • Hardys ‘Tintara’ McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • Hardys ‘Tintara’ McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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