In 1980, Geoff Hardy left the then family company, Thomas Hardy & Sons, to make his own way in the Australian wine world. The same year, he established Pertaringa and since then the Pertaringa vineyards in the foothills behind McLaren Vale have continued to produce some of the region's finest wines. The soils are enriched from the hills above and the cooler climate, further tempered by the sea breezes off St Vincent's Gulf, sets the scene for high quality wine grapes.
(Four Blocks, 130yo, 80yo, the balance 20-30yo) Combining power and opulence, as well as refinement and sophistication, the wine shows blackberry, mulberry, dark cocoa, warm spice and smoked game characters on the nose. It's powerful and mouthfilling on the palate, exhibiting exceptional concentration and depth, wonderfully enhanced by velvety texture and loads of polished tannins. Tasted: December 2020; At its best: 2024 to 2038; Rating: 98 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
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