2016 Hardys HRB Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley McLaren Vale
2016 was a somewhat unique vintage where high quality met a vintage of above average cropping level for most vineyards. The vintage for Southern Australia is one of outstanding quality with powerful dense wines. This, coupled with the highly fragrant & more medium bodied styles from 2016 of Frankland River & Margaret River has led to wines of wonderful balance and fruit intensity.
A cool winter and warm spring was preceded by a late rainfall event that boosted vine growth and refreshed soils. Closer to harvest bumper crops were aided into ripening by mild-summer temperatures and sporadic rain. Picking at optimum maturity has resulted in wines which display vibrant bright colours with ripe flavour profiles, rounded flavoursome palates and soft fine tannins.