1998 Hardys "Eileen Hardy" Shiraz McLaren Vale-Padthaway-Clare South Australia

SKU #1095074 96 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark (no tasting note given) Inner quote mark (2/2002)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Dense and brooding when first released, it has already evolved into a highly sophisticated marriage of fruit and oak on bouquet and palate; the latter's excellent savoury tannin structure balances the lashings of opulent fruit. Inner quote mark (7/2011)

90 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Seemingly close to maturity, this dark plum/ruby-colored 1998 offers up sweet aromas of damp earth, compost, pepper, and black currant fruit. The wood component is kept well in the background in this distinctively earthy, ripe, fleshy, full-bodied Shiraz. Consume it over the next decade. Inner quote mark (10/2002)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Solidly built, easy to like, smooth in texture, generous with its minty blackberry flavors and tarry, spicy overtones. Not as deep and rich as some vintages of this wine, but the tannins are refined and it's designed to last. Inner quote mark (12/2001)

Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Opens with a inky nose of tart black fruits, a spice-herb element and saddle leather—with a definite horse-stable note some tasters found complex, others just rough. The dark toasty-earthy palate has a soft, even mouthfeel, and it finishes with espresso, earth and an almost bitter note. Inner quote mark (11/2001)

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