Bin D670. Hardys has been making regional blends since 1865, so this simply follows Thomas Hardy's prescription. He, however, couldn't go to Coonawarra or the Frankland River, these two regions blended with McLaren Vale 150 years after the edict. The colour is deep but vibrant purple-crimson, and the full-bodied palate has the black-fruited power of a weightlifter and the balance of a high wire walker. It is one of those wines with a 100-year life stamped on it. 97 points, Wine Companion.
D670. Dark fruit, nutty oak, a bit of spice and mint. Medium bodied, almost a bouncy feel to the wine, and very ‘to the tooth’ in texture, with a mass of fine silky tannin, black and red fruits, tobacco, ripe tannin on the long finish. All just so. Tannin a highlight. Drink to 2035. 94 points, The Wine Front.