First allocation sold out. Second allocation will begin to ship after 11/03.
Ox Hardy 1891 Ancestor Vine Shiraz is borne from the old vines of the Hardy family’s famed Upper Tintara vineyard. Planted in 1891, the quality and quantity of their yield belies their age. Andrew ‘Ox’ Hardy has taken full advantage of these incredible vines, creating this wine – a drinkable showcase of exactly what this incredible vineyard has to offer.
Lavish and powerful, this wine is rich with black and purple fruits. Full of body, and incredibly long, it nevertheless finishes with remarkable freshness. A standout McLaren Vale Shiraz that harks back to a celebrated history, while looking forward to what can only be a promising future.
‘There's magic in this wine, starting with its brilliant colour. Its purity, balance and attention to detail are akin to a miniature painting from the 15th century, red fruits skipping around the perimeter of the gloriously long finish.’
97 points, Wine Companion
‘The deep colour has retained a tinge of purple, and the bouquet is loaded with blackberry and dark cherry, with hints of cherry-brandy and star anise. The wine is miraculously rich, full-bodied, opulent and succulent, with abundant fine, supple tannins and gorgeous balance. An outstanding wine.’
97 points, The Real Review